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William Martin Residence

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 23 September 2014 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The William Martin House is an early Prairie Style Frank Lloyd Wright home completed in 1903. Here, there is a struggle between the vertical and horizontal elements of the home where the two story, outer columns thrust the building upward. However, this is balanced by the long, overhanging roof eaves that step down from the top to bottom of the William Martin House. The house maintains many of the other Prairie Style qualities developed by Frank Lloyd Wright: it rests on a concrete stylobate; it is covered in stucco; it has horizontal wood banding; it has banded art glass windows. This would be the last time that Frank Lloyd Wright used vertical elements in his homes.

The relationship between William Martin and Frank Lloyd Wright was a very fruitful one for Wright. The making of the William Martin House would lead to the commission for the EZ Polish Factory in Chicago, as well as the building of the Darwin Martin House in Buffalo, New York, and the Larkin Administration Building in Buffalo, New York.

Photo captured August 30, 2014

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 160 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Wayra from Roma, Italy

Nice architecture (of course, by F.L.Wright). Good framing.

23 Sep 2014 6:43am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

magnifique et agréable, un lieu délicieux !...)

23 Sep 2014 6:53am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I can feel The Master struggling with this one . . but no-one said it was easy !

23 Sep 2014 8:39am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Good design and distribution of outdoor spaces.

23 Sep 2014 9:06am

franz from Baden, Austria

i like the harmonious dimensions in this attractive building! nicely framed again !

23 Sep 2014 9:35am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Yes, a harmony to these elements and lines. Beautiful streetscape you capture here as well.

23 Sep 2014 12:00pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

It looks just as good today as when it was built.

23 Sep 2014 2:35pm

Don from Spokane, United States

What a grand looking home. It looks great today and well kept.

23 Sep 2014 3:07pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Excellent image where the building shows its characteristics.

23 Sep 2014 5:02pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful house in a lovely surroundings. Great shot. :)

23 Sep 2014 5:29pm

fereshteh. from Iran

Excellent light.

23 Sep 2014 5:35pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

First, I didn't know so many of Frank Lloyd Wright's houses still exist. Second, it's really cool to see his style developing. Third, I'm really glad you took these gorgeous photos.

23 Sep 2014 5:47pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like this view - it shows off the tapering stories in this architecture. Gorgeous image as usual.

23 Sep 2014 6:11pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful frame, colors, lighting & shadows!
Lovely house!

23 Sep 2014 6:33pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe maison et image dans la belle végétation splendide.

24 Sep 2014 3:42am

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24 Sep 2014 6:45am

Julie L. Brown, Photobirder from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

FLW houses are just so beautiful.

24 Sep 2014 10:54am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Interesting history ... I like the balance of the horizontal and vertical lines here.

24 Sep 2014 2:33pm