S.274 – Gregor Affleck Residence,
925 Bloomfield Woods Court, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Former address: 1925 North Woodward Avenue
The Affleck Residence, built in 1941, serves as a mini-Fallingwater. It was built over a small stream, and has a horizontal access window near the entrance that can be opened to promote air circulation. Fallingwater has a similar feature (although Fallingwater’s access panel leads to a stairway down to the water feature).
Lawrence Technological University students have helped restore the property, and also contribute their own designs for interior furnishings.
Interior: photographed on December 22, 2012.
Motif repeated throughout the property
Horizontal windows open up over the stream and allow air circulation
Staggered cypress is used throughout the house. It is screwed to the studs (something I haven’t seen before),
and all screw heads are turned to the horizontal position. The staggered cypress is even used for doors (right – also note the piano hinge).
The wooden strip in the photo at right conceals the wiring.
Speakers are concealed in the ceiling
Furniture: the basic furniture is original. Many smaller items such as lamps were designed by Lawrence Tech students with inspiration from Wright.
The chair (left) is a student design
Wright record player cabinet
Some window hardware