Donald M. and Jane Stromquist Residence (1958) (S.429)
Interior Photographs By Douglas M. Steiner, September 2009
There are few changes to the Stromquist house since the interior photographs in 2004. The house is for sale, has been for a number of years, and as with the sale the first time over forty years ago, there have been few lookers. But even after a number of years on the market, it has retained its quality and enchantment as a Wright house. Custom designed carpets adorn the Entryway and Living Room. Two reproductions of Wright designed Copper Urns are displayed on prairie styled pedestals in the Living Room, as well as custom fireplace tools. The original dining room table and chairs are in storage for safe keeping as well as some of the other furniture. But, an empty house is not a home. Not only are the details of life missing, so are its occupants. Donald and Jane Stromquist who had the foresight to hire Wright, and George Frandsen and David Carlquist who had the fortitude to rescue and restore the home.
1: Entry viewed from the Northwest. The buffalo design shutter opens to give a view of the Kitchen. The built-in planter is in foreground. 2: Built=in storage is to the left of the planter. The hassock was designed by Wright. 3: The Living Room viewed from the Entryway. Built-in Planter in the left, a reproduction of Wright's designed Copper Urn is setting on a prairie styled pedestal, built-in seating is on the right. 4: The Entryway viewed from the Northwest. The Living Room Fireplace is on the right and include custom fireplace tools. 4b: Detail of the Living Room Fireplace and fireplace tools. 5: Living Room fireplace viewed from the Northwest. The Wright designed "Origami Chairs" fits naturally in the Living Room.
6: Living Room viewed from the Northwest. Built-in shelving in the hallway to the left, which leads the the Workspace. The Wright designed "Origami Chair" is in the center, built-in seating on the Southeast wall. The Master bedroom balcony can be seen in the background thorough the windows.
7: Built-in shelving is in the hallway which leads the the Workspace. 8: Living Room viewed from the Southwest. Two reproductions of Wright's designed Copper Urn are setting on matching prairie styled pedestals in the foreground, built-in storage is on the left, built-in seating is on the right. 10: Detail of the built-in recessed lighting used throughout the home.
Photographs and text by Douglas M. Steiner, Copyright 2009 BACK