Feldman house
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Darmok and Jalad
N 37° 52.192 W 122° 14.934
10S E 566061 N 4191642
Originally designed as "Hillcrown" in the late 1930s for a site in Los Angeles... it was ultimately built long after Wright's death on a hillside site overlooking the University of California, Cal Bear Foothill Stadium.
Waymark Code: WM38ZT
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 02/27/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 78

The Feldman house poses an interesting dilemma, "When is a Wright house a Wright house?" There were some Wright houses that were on his drawing board when he died that were finished by Taliesin Architects for construction. There were some that had been designed for a site, but not constructed until some point after his death. There were a number of Wright designs that he recycled himself to a different site - e.g., Price Tower, Grammage Auditorium, and Boomer house.
A number of works originally designed by FLLW have been constructed after his death, sometimes in different sites than the originally intended (such as the Hawaii buildings), and sometimes with significant modification or input or redesign from other architects (Monona Terrace Civic Center and Kaden Tower). There is even a FLW-inspired Golf Club community north of Lake Tahoe called Nakoma (with a Clubhouse designed but unbuilt for Madison, WI, in 1924) where you could even have your own FLW house constructed (visit link) . With over 1,000 Wright designs, but only 400 constructed there are plenty left to choose from.
Year Completed: Designed 1939, Built 1974

Commissioned By: Originally Mr. and Mrs. Lewis N. Bell, then Hillary and Joe Feldman

Nearest City or Town: Berkeley, CA

Public/Private: Private

Tours Available?: no

Website: Not listed

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There are no specific visit requirements, however telling about your visit is strongly encouraged. Additional photos of the building or house to add to the gallery are also nice, but not required. Pictures with a GPS or you in them is highly discouraged.
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