Rosenbaum House
 

Rosenbaum House

Florence Dept. of Arts & Museums, photos by Patrick Hood
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http://www.florenceal.org/Community_Arts

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Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Wright Sized in Alabama: The Rosenbaum House
The back of the house faces southwest and has an extensive amount of glass with deep roof overhangs to block Alabama's summer sun. The two legs of the L-shaped plan form a patio where the family would have enjoyed outside living.The main living areas of the house are at the left of this photo, where there is a wall of glass doors, while the bedrooms are at the right. A "floating" balcony is evident at the right, just off the master bedroom.It's clear from this vantage point that the house reaches out and embraces its gently sloping site.
One of the architects who strongly embraced passive solar heating (as well as sensible heating through radiant floors, but that's another story) is Frank Lloyd Wright, especially with the Usonian houses he started in the mid-1930s. Shown here is the restored Rosenbaum House in Alabama, specifically the back of the house, whose large glass walls face south and west.As mentioned in an ideabook on Anthony Denzer's book The Solar House, architects have been developing ways of harnessing the sun's energy to heat houses without the need for solar panels and other mechanical devices. Wright is but one early proponent of an approach that continues to this day.

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easondefa Chen added this to farm
last Wednesday
step idea
susiequsie added this to susiequsie's ideas
last Wednesday
NICE steps
rayoboursier added this to rayoboursier's ideas
February 25, 2014
steps outside
teasley added this to teasley's Favorites
February 11, 2014
Windows are expansive
saphire business solutions pvt ltd added this to Moorthy's home
December 22, 2013
Perfect look
daveone added this to outdoors
December 11, 2013
interesting pathway
Ora Lynn Walsh added this to oralynn_walsh's ideas
November 23, 2013
OMG everything...front of house
CONG TY THUAN PHU. added this to Dining Room Ideas
November 17, 2013
ok
Claudia added this to exterior
November 17, 2013
flat boards
Jodie Tavares added this to jodie_tavares's ideas
November 13, 2013
mmmmm Frank Lloyd Wright
fathemeh added this to fireplace
November 8, 2013
view
llipp added this to llipp's ideas
November 8, 2013
Note mini steps between elevations
bshwetasingh added this to bshwetasingh's ideas
November 7, 2013
nice house1
Brittany Burton added this to brittany_burton's ideas
November 5, 2013
Reminds me of that Ryan gosling movie with the lake house. Only more modern.
ggropp added this to ggropp's Favorites
November 5, 2013
steps with no path
nashikhome added this to nashikhome's ideas
November 5, 2013
good steps
anilabitraku added this to anilabitraku's ideas
November 5, 2013
oh
pattipaul added this to pattipaul's ideas
November 5, 2013
I really like these stair placements
cotdelatorre added this to home ideas
November 4, 2013
steps
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November 4, 2013
steps
ramyf added this to Patio Ideas
November 4, 2013
All
jennymumma added this to jennymumma's ideas
November 4, 2013
Stairs in the lawn slope - clever!
chewwylo added this to lot10's ideas
November 4, 2013
elevation
danni_elle added this to danni_elle's Ideas
November 4, 2013
Gradina
rodneygb added this to rodneygb's ideas
November 4, 2013
stairs
Chris Corridore added this to Backyard
November 4, 2013
Might be a good ice for the bump right after the gate
sly14 added this to Kids Ideas
November 3, 2013
nice
vavivi added this to valli's page
November 3, 2013
houses harnessing solar power, without panels.....
fashioneering added this to fashioneering's Ideas
November 3, 2013
Add brick steps to uard
robvann added this to Elevation/Entry
November 3, 2013
Shown here is the restored Rosenbaum House in Alabama
lindafmg added this to Landscape
November 3, 2013
Wonderful outdoor steps
ladybuffington added this to Inspiration
November 3, 2013
Frank Lloyd Wright, Rosenbaum House in Alabama
ajodendaal added this to ajodendaal's Ideas
November 3, 2013
House design
mscott321 added this to mscott321's ideas
November 3, 2013
House
hussainamina added this to hussainamina's Ideas
November 3, 2013
Garden steps on mixed steep & flat garden areas
balbiston added this to balbiston's ideas
November 3, 2013
brick steps
bkuznetz added this to Garden
November 3, 2013
idea for berm???
ilovedwr added this to Architecture
November 3, 2013
Ideas to expand our house
wizvid added this to wizvid's Ideas
November 3, 2013
Steps in grass
idog added this to idog's ext landscape
November 3, 2013
like steps
kathrynlou added this to kathrynlou's ideas
November 3, 2013
Terrace with steps
johnsellery added this to johnsellery's ideas
November 3, 2013
this could work for the garage flat roof area.
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November 3, 2013
nice lawn
darajaukovic added this to greenhouse
November 3, 2013
house
uniqueng added this to uniqueng's Favorites
November 3, 2013
Curb appeal
tinsel added this to Babbling Brook
November 3, 2013
The walkway and steps and of course the house itself.
nigel76 added this to nigel76's Ideas
November 3, 2013
Soft elevation changes
restylehome added this to outside
November 3, 2013
steps for hillside
vivkingsa added this to Home Office Ideas
October 31, 2013
really like the flat roof shape
johanck added this to johanck's ideas
October 30, 2013
house
Alexey Kalinin added this to alexey_kalinin's Ideas
October 30, 2013
Best stairs
dreandre added this to dreandre's ideas
October 30, 2013
sprawl
pailyn added this to pailyn's Ideas
September 8, 2013
Style
marsharebel added this to ARCHITECTURE
May 29, 2013
The back of the house faces southwest and has an extensive amount of glass with deep roof overhangs to block Alabama's summer sun. The two legs of the L-shaped plan form a patio where the family would have enjoyed outside living. The main living areas of the house are at the left of this photo, where there is a wall of glass doors, while the bedrooms are at the right. A "floating" balcony is evident at the right, just off the master bedroom. It's clear from this vantage point that the house reaches out and embraces its gently sloping site. The back of the house faces southwest and has an extensive amount of glass with deep roof overhangs to block Alabama's summer sun. The two legs of the L-shaped plan form a patio where the family would have enjoyed outside living. The main living areas of the house are at the left of this photo, where there is a wall of glass doors, while the bedrooms are at the right. A "floating" balcony is evident at the right, just off the master bedroom. It's clear from this vantage point that the house reaches out and embraces its gently sloping site.
horlowski added this to mid century exteriors
May 27, 2013
Lot/placement
tmarkus added this to Exterior finish
May 26, 2013
Great lines
brightsiayor added this to brightsiayor's ideas
December 31, 2012
Waterfront Event Center Arch
perezfam added this to perezfam's Favorites
December 10, 2012
part of the landscape, not sitting on it. no sore thumbs, here
elsieardry added this to Elsie's Ideas
December 9, 2012
Frank Lloyd Wright's gorgeous "Rosenbaum House."
sbaliski added this to sbaliski's ideas
November 20, 2012
stairs for walk out
crazyllama44 added this to Exteriors
October 28, 2012
Frank lloyd wroght rosenbaum house in alabama
gerberbailey added this to Landscaping ideas
October 17, 2012
Frank Lloyd Write
mindandsoul added this to mindandsoul's ideas
October 16, 2012
like the steps in the garden, between levels
samanthasawyer added this to curb appeal
October 15, 2012
LOVE Frank Lloyd Wright!
Carlos Agababa added this to carlos_agababa's ideas
October 12, 2012
Function follows form. Kitchen and services integrate private areas with social areas.
erbriones added this to erbriones's ideas
October 10, 2012
Split-level w/ Brick or Driftwood Steps
nicholasoatway added this to nicholasoatway's ideas
October 10, 2012
Wright all the way, vertical glass and horizontal building
wehrle added this to prairie/wright style
October 10, 2012
landscape and outdoor colors of house
sandie7248 added this to sandie7248's Ideas
October 8, 2012
Layout
angrycary added this to angrycary's Favorites
September 25, 2012
Wright home
larichelson added this to Wright
September 23, 2012
Lovely backyard
Lisa Benny added this to FLW
September 23, 2012
Rosenbaum House 1940
jeannedrexel added this to jeannedrexel's ideas
September 23, 2012
More ideas for Alex and Colette
vivienne65 added this to vivienne65's ideas
September 23, 2012
FLW
Marian Gibbs added this to marian_gibbs's ideas
September 19, 2012
nice way to layer the landscaping
Grand Home Solutions, Inc added this to Rott Lodge home ideas
July 28, 2012
Steps to back yard idea
Tight Lines Construction Inc added this to home design
June 14, 2012
open to views in the rear
K.jill added this to minkkatie's Favorites
June 12, 2012
Flw rosenbaum Usonian.
bcoffer added this to Exterior
June 4, 2012
FLW
zombiestrutzwag added this to zombiestrutzwag's Favorites
April 17, 2012
Really liking the outdoor stair idea
feiheli added this to feiheli's Favorites
February 17, 2012
wow!
sammack added this to sammack's ideas
February 9, 2012
steps integrated into lawn
virnon added this to virnon's Favorites
February 6, 2012
Small steps in the garden
smci added this to smci's ideas
February 1, 2012
Straight lines
mediciarchitects added this to Taft
January 29, 2012
different plane heights
dsanchez87 added this to dsanchez87's Favorites
January 28, 2012
The structure and finish of the house
jeanice added this to Homes (Historical)
January 26, 2012
Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House in Florence, Alabama
jillmoderne added this to jillmoderne's architecture finds
January 24, 2012
Frank Lloyd Wright
reginafrisaura added this to reginafrisaura's ideas
January 24, 2012
Beach House
domzuv added this to Dom's Favorites
January 24, 2012
Awesome single storey house
Lighting Building added this to burjua's Favorites
January 23, 2012
yere kadar doğaya açılan camlar ve yatay-dikey dengesi
nahednaim added this to nahednaim's ideas
January 23, 2012
like the idea for a hil and one story
sarashanapalli added this to sarashanapalli's ideas
January 23, 2012
steps towards reach
jeanteena added this to Landscape
January 22, 2012
Steps directing to the entrance of the house
Frederick Walker added this to frederick_walker's ideas
January 22, 2012
i like the lights that illuminates the steps..
Gary Porter added this to Outdoor
January 22, 2012
This is an example of the importance of "siting" a house and using the landscape to its advantage. Imagine how lovely it must look at night with the low lighting on the steps. And how graceful it is that he provided the steps as needed, but didn't overwhelm the space with a long bricked walkway.
bhall added this to bhall's ideas
January 22, 2012
Exterior steps
janj added this to janj's ideas
January 22, 2012
always loved Frank LLoyd Wright's work
steiner added this to Mid Century houses
January 22, 2012
Rosenbaum House
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January 22, 2012
Windows
watthai008 added this to Lawn and garden
January 22, 2012
Lawn and garden
reneesanderson added this to RS Exteriors
January 22, 2012
Usonian, use of glass, natural colors, cantilevered overhangs
peggyfreedman added this to peggyfreedman's Favorites
January 22, 2012
L shaped Frank Loyd Wright house (see entire article at The Rosenbaum House)
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January 22, 2012
Everything
Dolly added this to House ideas
January 22, 2012
Frank Lloyd Wright house - love it. #1
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January 22, 2012
cont. home
wrxkathy added this to Exteriors
January 22, 2012
(FL Wright - open to public)
tracebrowning added this to futue
January 22, 2012
rosenbaum house, al
goodchick added this to FL WRIGHT
January 22, 2012
Alabama: The Rosenbaum House Usonian
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January 22, 2012
exterior update for hickory ridge
71townline added this to 71townline's ideas
January 22, 2012
steps on the lawn
frcci2 added this to frcci2's ideas
January 22, 2012
oh my gosh! steps and lawn instead of a deck.
ishikerma added this to ishikerma's ideas
January 22, 2012
wow....house & land are one...
reynald added this to reynald's Favorites
January 21, 2012
Modern
lakewoodhouse added this to lakewoodhouse's ideas
January 19, 2012
steps in garden
tdeska added this to tdeska's Favorites
January 19, 2012
Steps
marmaya added this to marmaya's ideas
January 18, 2012
Stairs in a slope
dioxua added this to fences and outdoor space
January 18, 2012
pathway
kerih added this to kerih's Favorites
January 18, 2012
Stairs to nowhere
southern1 added this to southern1's ideas
January 18, 2012
Frank lloyd wright Rosebud
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