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Donald M. and Jane Stromquist Residence (1958) (S.429)
 
Exterior Photographs of the Shed By Douglas M. Steiner, September 2009
The retaining wall and Shed were constructed at the same time as the home. The rows of concrete block in the retaining wall are slightly inset, slanting the wall away from the home. The Shed is inset into the hillside, but retains the same details as the rest of the home. The windows match the celestory windows in the home and create a row of windows that wrap   all the way around, giving the impression that the roof is floating. The celestory windows allow natural light within the shed and include mitered glass corners. To the right of the shed, the retaining wall stair steps down to the base of the window line and encloses the back yard. The fascia matches the home.
 
1: The Drive viewed from the Northwest. The Shed is on the left in the background. The hidden Entrance is in the center under the roof covering the Carport. The Living Room is n the right.
 
2: The retaining wall and Shed were constructed at the same time as the home. The rows of concrete block in the retaining wall are slightly inset, slanting the wall away from the home. The Shed is in the center background. The hidden Entrance is on the right. It is as if Wright could envision these angles fitting together like a puzzle.
 
3: The Shed viewed from the Northwest. Wright set the Shed behind the retaining wall, inset into the hillside. Celestory windows allow natural light within the shed. The "slant" of the retaining wall becomes more apparent as it intersects the doorway.
4: The retaining wall stair steps down to the base of the window line and encloses the back yard.
5: The Shed is inset into the hillside, but retains the same details as the rest of the home. The windows match the celestory windows in the home and create a row of windows that wrap all the way around. The celestory windows allow natural light within the shed and include mitered glass corners.
6: The celestory windows allow natural light within the shed and include mitered glass corners.

7: The celestory windows allow natural light within the shed and include mitered glass corners.

 

8: The retaining wall stair steps down to the base of the window line, and enclose the back yard.
 
9: Viewed from the North, the retaining wall encloses the back yard.
 
10: The Shed viewed from the West.
 
Photographs and text by Douglas M. Steiner, Copyright 2009
 
 
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