Monday, May 6, 2013

as for architects

Last week, the Wall Street Journal ask me to photograph the Tonkens House in Cincinnati.  Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in the mid 1950's for $25,000, it is currently on the market for $1.78 million.  Made of concrete and glass, it is classic Wright - flat roof, no basement, no garage, no attic.  Red floors & drive, gold leaf ceilings, Philippine mahogany throughout - it is a vision of Usonian architecture.  Fun to photograph, but I could only think of the two architects in my family, Louis Studer & Mark Hess, shaking their heads as only someone with common sense could do.