William R. Heath House

76 Soldiers Place

alternate name: William R. Heath House

architect: Frank Lloyd Wright

owner: William R. Heath

Despite their low spreading quality, Wright’s houses are monumental, and for all their simplicity the clear interlocking of the parts produces compositions of great interest and variety. Unlike most of the architecture of the past they are designed not in mass but as a series of planes meeting in space, connected by points of support between which indoors and outdoors meet.

The extremely broad eaves, an aesthetic rather than a functional element, unfortunately exclude much of the additional light which long bands of windows should give. The definite horizontally, moreover, is often obtained at the expense of interior height. Space flows vertically and the low ceilings are often oppressive.

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