Oberlin, OH 1947
The Weltzheimer family of six had a budget of $15,000, but their completed house cost in excess of $50,000, due in part to the relatively large scale of the dwelling and extensive use of masonry and decorative millwork. The single-story, flat-roofed, L-shaped plan has combined living and dining areas set at a right angle to the bedroom wing, built-in furnishings, clerestory windows and one largely glass wall to minimize the distinction between the interior and exterior—all consistent with earlier Usonian designs. The hemispherical ornament of the fascia and curvilinear cutouts in the clerestory panels are unique to the design of this house. The site is now owned and administered by Oberlin College.
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