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Quintin and Ruth Blair Residence, Cody, Wyoming (1952) (S.351)
 
Household Magazine - June 1956
 
"Even if you're cold to Modern architecture, we believe you'll warm up to the Quintin Blair home near Cody, Wyoming... From any angle, it is part of the landscape, as it it grew there." Household Magazine, June 1956,  Cover and pages 25-27, 65, 70. Published by Capper Publications. Topeka, Kansas. Text by Albert Roland. Photography by Warren Reynolds Photography, Inc.
 
Household Magazine, June 1956,  Cover and pages 25-27, 65, 70. Published by Capper Publications. Topeka, Kansas. Text by Albert Roland. Photography by Warren Reynolds Photography, Inc.
 
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From the back page of "The Fuller Brush Magazine".
 
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Detail Image from cover.
 
"A Modern house in the Old West" page 25.
 
Detail page 25.
 
Detail page 25.
 
"Two massive sandstone pillars support the wide tar-and-gravel roof that extends over carport, stressing horizontal sweep of house.  Entry is around corner at left; door at right leads to family work room." Page 25.
 
"The wide overhand provides a covered walk from car to house, and it shields wall from the west sun. Tall fence and small, high windows also cut down summer afternoon heat - no exposed glass on the west!" Page 25.
 
"As you step inside, a hall to your right leads to the kitchen; straight ahead is the entrance to the living room.  The ceiling rises upward toward the window walls, opening the room to the outdoors." Page 26. (Note the original Wright designed furniture.)
 
"But you get the fish-bowl feeling, for the sandstone walls and massive fireplace give you a solid sense of shelter. Triangular stone hood on the fireplace echoes the design of the unusual piano niche on the opposite wall. The pattern of the boards adds interest to the ceiling, and extends through the walls to the wide overhang, stressing the indoor-outdoor unity of design that is basic in this house. At left is the dining area - you can see the built-in oven of the kitchen in the background." Page 26. (Note the original Wright designed furniture.)
 
"Compact kitchen is functionally open to the living-dining area, yet a divider conceals the refrigerator (at left), and suggests separation. Window over the sink at right opens on the porch and back yard terrace." Page 27.
 
"Open shelves above divider handsomely display glass collection without shutting off light from window wall in living room. Storage in kitchen, as throughout house, is carefully planned for maximum usefulness. Stainless steel sink (foreground) has a garbage disposal unit." Page 27.
 
"You can have pleasant outdoor living the year round in a porch that extends into a terrace. Light floods it from glass-and-beams ceiling above, wall of glass doors at left. (Screens replace glass in summer.) From here, light brightens kitchen and whole interior." Page 27.
 
"Quintin's and Ruth's bedroom has high, narrow glass inserts for light. Handy built-in bookshelves contribute architectural interest. Desk was designed by Mr. Wright. Out of picture at right are two closets, at left the door to bathroom and storage wall shown below." Page 70. (Looking toward the west corner.)
 
"Lighting in bathroom is provided by large dome skylight. Idea for bulbs around mirror was borrowed from stage dressing rooms - they give even, natural light. Wide folding door at left is made from boards joined by piano hinges; it lets light in from the porch." Page 70. (Looking toward the south.)
 
 
 
Household Magazine, June 1956,  Cover and pages 25-27, 65, 70. Published by Capper Publications. Topeka, Kansas. Text by Albert Roland. Photography by Warren Reynolds Photography, Inc.
 
 
 
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