Still Bend

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This FLW house was purchased seven years ago by a dedicated trio of FLW enthusiasts who have put much time, effort, and money into restoring this home and making it available to the public through rental and tours.  When purchased the house was in poor condition.  The work is ongoing but has paid off, as the home is once again glorious. 

Plans for this home were published in Life Magazine in September of 1938, but the original clients could not get a loan from the bank as the house was too unconventional.  About one year later Bernard Schwartz, a president of a manufacturing company in the city, commissioned FLW to build the home.  Construction took a year to complete, however, not everything from the blueprint was built.  Schwartz ran into a cash problem so parts were never built. 

In phase 2 of the restoration project, the current owners plan to fill the home with reproductions of the original pieces and add the privacy fence and seating around the main patio which is accessible from the livingroom and master bedroom.  Additionally, plate glass windows that were installed in previous years will be removed and custom French doors will be re-installed in the living room just it was originally designed.

For summer views and bright sunny interior pictures, see the photos shown on the following website:
Andy99 says:
Very interesting, Elle. I did not know about this FLW house. It looks very similar to the (smaller) FLW Pope-Leighy House built about the same time in Virginia.
Posted on: Feb 07, 2010
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