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House Added for Grand Rapids Post-Conference Tour


Wright on the Inside
Grand Rapids, Michigan
October 16-20, 2013

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Located on 2.5 wooded acres, the two-story Kirkpatrick House is set back from the street with the garage and main entrance on the south elevation. The entrance to the home is recessed within a small one-story wing with a flat roof that projects perpendicularly from the front of the house. A brick retaining wall continues south from the entry wing terminating the paved drive. The first floor plan is arranged with the garage at the eastern end of the house, the dining room and kitchen in the middle, and the living room at the western end. The second floor, containing the bedrooms and a play room over the garage is held back from the exterior walls along the south and west elevations. This allows the first floor spaces to feel larger and the wood window walls to rise uninterrupted in these areas, enhancing the connection between indoor and outdoor spaces. The exterior of the house is clad with a combination of gray corrugated aluminum and painted transite panels. The house has a flat roof with deep overhangs that emphasizes the horizontality of the design.

The post-conference will also include a tour of the Herman Mossberg House (Wright 1948), a signature red brick structure from Wright's later career, as well as an exterior-only tour of the K.C. DeRhodes House (Wright 1906).

$150 per person, which includes transportation and lunch at the Mossberg House. The bus will stop at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids by 2:30 p.m. before returning to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel at 3:00 p.m.



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