Anne and Eric V. Brown Residence (1949, 1950)
The black pitched roof overhangs past the supporting concrete masonry, overpowering the concrete blocks underneath. In contrast to the previous houses, where the concrete formed the primary mass, with wood roof being the secondary form interacting with the concrete, the front façade discreetly hides the entrance with the overhang and reveals the concrete sparingly, much like the stepped back, “hidden” pillars that Wright uses in his Prairies style houses to give the impression of a floating roof. Concrete block of chimney peeks up from the roof.
On the back façade facing the lake, the concrete exposes itself as the ground lowers itself, sloping downwards towards the water below. (c) The concrete tiles on balcony are continued onto the living room floor, connecting the interior with the exterior, separated by large windows. The overhang cantilevers out slightly over the balcony and casts a shadow over the recessed windows, with the roof appearing to hover over the concrete blocks.