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Andrew B. and Maude Cooke Residence (1953 - S.360)
 
  INTRODUCTION    FLOOR PLAN    SCHEME I    PERFORATED LIGHT SCREEN    2015 EXTERIOR    BIBLIOGRAPHY 
 

Introduction

     
Andrew Broaddus Cooke was born in 1899 and past away 1981. Maude K. Cooke was born in 1912, and past away in 1987. He was a dental surgeon, and set up his practice in Norfolk, Virginia.
       Frank Lloyd Wright designed the home in 1953, plans were completed, but the home was not built. In 1956, Wright designed a second home, scheme #2, a more traditional Usonian Automatic design with solid and perforated blocks. Plans were also completed for this design, but again, it was never built.
       In April 1959, the cooks went back to their original design and began construction. The home was completed in January 1960. John Howe drew up the plans for the home, and A. W. Bagget was the general contractor.
       The Living and Dining Rooms are what Wright defined as
  "hemicycle" in design. The center converges at a point outside on the terrace. The bedroom wing runs from the Dining Room to the East and utilizes a diamond module as a base for the design.
       The first "hemicycle" home Frank Lloyd Wright designed was the Jacobs II (1944). He also designed the Meyer (1948), Laurent (1949), Pearce (1950), Marden (1952), Llewellyn Wright (1953), Lewis (1952), Cooke (1953), Rayward (1955) and the Spencer (1956). Circular homes included the Friedman (1948), David Wright (1950) and the Lykes (1959).
       On a trip to Washington D.C. with our granddaughter we had the opportunity to visit the the Cooke Residence. Set of 41 images of the Cooke Residence exterior, photographed on April 9, 2015.
     
     
     

Cooke Residence Floor Plan

 

Floor Plan courtesy of William Storrer, adapted by Douglas M. Steiner.

 
 
 
Cooke Residence Scheme I
 

House for Mr. And Mrs. Andrew B Cooke. Norfolk, Virginia. Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect. 1953. Courtesy of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

 
 
 

Cooke Residence Perforated Light Screen

 
Cooke Residence Perforated Light Screen. The light screens run along the northern side of the Gallery and Bedroom Wing. Adapted by Douglas M. Steiner.
 
 
 
Cooke Residence Exterior - By Douglas M. Steiner (2015)
     
Andrew and Maude Cooke Residence. The walls are constructed of a buff colored bricks. The copper roof has turned a beautiful patina color. The Living and Dining Rooms are "hemicycle" in design and also includes the Workspace (Kitchen). The South wing is comprised of three Bedrooms, the Carport and the Servant's (Maid's) room. Perforated light screens run the length of the bedroom wing, adding soft light to the interior and a measure of privacy. Many of Frank Lloyd Wright's roof trestles were square or rectangular in shape. Here, they are diamond in shape, with the Northeast corner of each diamond filled in. They are hung by piano hinges, opening outward, adding cross ventilation, cooling the interior. Each light screen is a unique design. No two Wright homes have the same design.
       Stereotypical of Wright homes, the Entrance appears hidden as you approach the home. The cantilevered roof seems to float over the entrance. Entryway windows are 3" tall. The corner is
   mitered glass. The concrete is tinted Cherokee Red. Diamond shaped modules are scored into the concrete. All four sides of the diamond are five feet in length.
       The Living Room is semicircular. The home was originally designed with a swimming pool that surrounded the Terrace. The radius point for the lines that created the curved living room converged to the center of what was to be the swimming pool. The roof cantilevers out over the terrace, shading direct sunlight. The roof is trellised on the exterior. Semicircles intersect every other trellis opening, appearing to weave in and out of the trellis spaces. There are four large windows between five sets of doors that form the semicircle. A row of horizontal windows run the length of the Bedroom wing on the West side. Windows are three feet tall, running flush with the ceiling, A low wall, as well as the roof above connects the Bedroom wing to the Servant's room.
       The following were photographed on April 9, 2015.
     
1) Cooke Residence viewed from the Southeast. Walls were constructed of a buff colored bricks. The copper roof has turned a beautiful patina color. The South wing, comprised of Bedrooms, Carport and the Gallery is on the left. The Entrance is in the center, the Workspace (Kitchen) is on the right. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-1)
 
2) Cooke Residence viewed from the Southeast. Perforated light screens run the length of the bedroom wing, adding soft light to the interior and a measure of privacy. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-2)
 
3) Cooke Residence. Many of Frank Lloyd Wright's roof trestles were square or rectangular in shape. Here, they are diamond in shape, with the Northeast corner of each diamond filled in. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-3)
 
4) Cooke Residence. Detail of the roof trestle. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-4)
 
5) Cooke Residence viewed from the Southeast. Perforated light screens run the length of the bedroom wing. The light screen wraps around the Southeast corner. Glass, typically sandwiched between to sheets of perforated plywood, is mitered at the corner. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-5)
 
6) Cooke Residence viewed from the Southeast. Perforated light screens run the length of the bedroom wing, adding soft light to the interior and a measure of privacy. They are hung by piano hinges, opening outward, adding cross ventilation, cooling the interior. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-6)
 
7) Cooke Residence viewed from the Southeast. Each light screen is a unique design. No two Wright homes have the same design. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-7)
 
8) Cooke Residence viewed from the Southeast. The South wing, comprised of Bedrooms, Carport and the Gallery is on the left. The Entrance is in the center, the Workspace (Kitchen) is on the right. Stereotypical of Wright homes, the Entrance appears hidden as you approach the home. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-8)
 
9) Cooke Residence. View of the Entrance from the Southeast. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-9)
 
10) Cooke Residence. Detail of the perforated light screen as they intersects the Entrance. They are hung by piano hinges, opening outward, adding cross ventilation and cooling the interior. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-10)
 
11) Cooke Residence. Detail of the brick joints. Horizontal joints are raked, vertical joins are flush. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-11)
 
12) Cooke Residence viewed from the Southeast. The cantilevered roof seems to float over the entrance. Entryway windows are 3" tall. The corner is mitered glass. The Entrance is on the left, the Workspace (Kitchen) is on the right. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-12)
 
13) Cooke Residence viewed from the Southeast. Detail of the Entrance. Windows are 3" tall. The corner is mitered glass. The Workspace (Kitchen) is to the right. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-13)
 
14) Cooke Residence viewed from the Southeast. Detail of the mitered glass corner. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-14)
 
15) Cooke Residence viewed from the East. The cantilevered roof floats over the entrance. Window and door frames are flush with the ceiling. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-15)
 
16) Cooke Residence viewed from the Northeast. The Bedroom wing is on the left, the Entrance is on the right. The mitered glass corner of the Entrance nearly vanishes. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-16)
 
17) Cooke Residence. View of the Bedroom wing and Carport from the Entrance. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-17)
 
18) Cooke Residence. The concrete is tinted Cherokee Red. Diamond shaped modules are scored into the concrete. All four sides of the diamond are five feet in length. (ST#2015.18.0916-18)
 
19) Cooke Residence. View of the Southeast wall of the Workspace (Kitchen). The two windows measure approximately 3' 3 1/2' ft x 6' 4". They are attached by piano hinges on either side and open outward. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-19)
 
20) Cooke Residence viewed from the East. The Entrance is on the left, the Kitchen is on the right. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-20)
 
21) Cooke Residence Kitchen, viewed from the east. The Entrance is on the left, the Kitchen is in the center, the Living Room is on the right. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-21)
 
22) Cooke Residence. View of the East side of the Kitchen and Living Room. The Kitchen is square, the Living Room is circular. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-22)
 
23) Cooke Residence viewed from the North. Floor to ceiling windows and doors are approximately 8' 6.5" tall. The corner window in the foreground is mitered glass. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-23)
 
24) Cooke Residence viewed from the North. Doors open outward and are hung by piano hinges. There are six sets of doors including the set in the foreground, four in the Living Room, and one in the Master Bedroom on the right. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-24)
 
25) Cooke Residence viewed from the North. The roof cantilevers out over the terrace, shading direct sunlight. The Living Room is on the left, Dining area in the center, the Master Bedroom is on the right. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-25)
 
26) Cooke Residence viewed from the North. The Living Room is semicircular. The home was originally designed with a swimming pool that surrounded the Terrace. The radius point for the lines that created the curved living room converged to the center of the swimming pool. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-26)
 
27) Cooke Residence viewed from the North. Detail of the Northwest corner of the Living Room. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-27)
 
28) Cooke Residence viewed from the North. The roof cantilevers out over the terrace, shading direct sunlight. The roof is trellised on the exterior. Semicircles intersect every other trellis opening, appearing to weave in and out of the trellis spaces. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-28)
 
29) Cooke Residence viewed from the Northwest. The Living Room is semicircular. The home was originally designed with a swimming pool that surrounded the Terrace. The radius point for the lines that created the curved living room converged to the center of what was to be the swimming pool. Eight lines, scored in the concrete, converge in the foreground. Adding the outside lines, they create nine wedges. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-29)
 
30) Cooke Residence viewed from the Northwest. There are four large windows between five sets of doors that form the semicircle. The Living Room is on the left, the Dining area is to the right. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-30)
 
31) Cooke Residence viewed from the Northwest. There are four large windows between five sets of doors that form the semicircle. The Dining area is to the left, the Master Bedroom is on the right. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-31)
 
32) Cooke Residence viewed from the Northwest. The master Bedroom includes the large window and set of doors on the right. The Master Bedroom is connected to the Bedroom wing on the right. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-32)
 
33) Cooke Residence viewed from the West. The roof cantilevers out over the terrace, shading direct sunlight. The roof is trellised on the exterior. Semicircles intersect every other trellis opening, appearing to weave in and out of the trellis spaces. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-33)
 
34) Detail of the semicircles that intersect every other trellis opening. It gives the appearance of weaving in and out of the trellis spaces. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-34)
 
35) Cooke Residence viewed from the North. The Master Bedroom is on the left. The corner window in the foreground opens outward. The Bedroom wing is in the background to the right. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-35)
 
36) Cooke Residence viewed from the Southwest. The Master Bedroom is in the background on the left. The Bedroom wing is on the right. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-36)
 
37) Cooke Residence viewed from the Southwest. A row of horizontal windows run the length of the Bedroom wing. Windows are three feet tall, running flush with the ceiling, The corner is mitered glass. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-37)
 
38) Detail of the mitered glass corner window. 20 x 14 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.12.0216-38)
 
39) Cooke Residence viewed from the Southwest. The Bedrooms are on the left, the Carport is on the right. Windows run the length of the Bedroom wing, are three feet tall and run flush with the ceiling, 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-39)
 
40) Cooke Residence viewed from the Northwest. The Carport is on the left, the Servant's (Maid's) room is on the right. A low wall, as well as the roof above connects the Bedroom wing to the Servant's room. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-40)
 
41) Cooke Residence, view of the Western elevation. 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photograph. (ST#2015.18.0916-41)
 
42) Cooke Residence viewed from the Southeast. After circling the Cook Residence counter clockwise, we end up back at the driveway. (ST#2015.18.0916-1)
 
 
 
Cooke Residence - By Douglas M. Steiner (2015)
   
Date: 2015

Title: Andrew and Maude Cooke Residence Exterior (1953 - S.360) photographed on April 9, 2015.

Description: Set of 41 exterior photographs of the Andrew and Maude Cooke Residence, April 9, 2015. The walls are constructed of a buff colored bricks. The copper roof has turned a beautiful patina color. The Living and Dining Rooms are "hemicycle" in design and also includes the Workspace (Kitchen). The South wing is comprised of three Bedrooms, the Carport and the Servant's (Maid's) room. Perforated light screens run the length of the bedroom wing, adding soft light to the interior and a measure of privacy. Many of Frank Lloyd Wright's roof trestles were square or rectangular in shape. Here, they...  Continue...

Size: 20 x 13.5 high res digital color photographs.

ST#: 2015.18.0916 (1-41)
   


  (See additional photographs.)
   
 
 
Cooke Residence Bibliography
 
"Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1951-1959," Vol. 8, Text: Pfeiffer; Edited and Photographed: Futagawa, 1990, p.92-93, 233.
"The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion," Storrer, 1993, p.386.
"Frank Lloyd Wright - Field Guide," Heinz, 2005, p.459.
"Frank Lloyd Wright. Mid-Century Modern" Hess, 2007, p.212-213.
"Frank Lloyd Wright. Complete Works 1943-1959" Pfeiffer, 2009, p.327, 444.
 
 
 

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