Frank S. Sander Residence, “Springbough” (1954)

Stamford, Connecticut
HW #16

The brick and wood batten house nestles in the woods, the cantilevered balcony growing out of the brick mass, overlooking the forest. You could find interesting details, such as recessed wood batten in between brick walls. (refer to sketch) The owner, seemingly an expert on Frank Lloyd Wright, referred to him as “pathological”. He mentioned the difficulty in living in a house where every component, including doors, bathrooms, hallways, etc, are aligned to the overall grid, making some spaces smaller than what is comfortable. This brings up the question of the architect’s priorities. Should you choose the integrity of your design over the client’s desires?

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