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It is one of the few 2 story houses built by Frank and is the only one in Michigan that is 2 stories. Originally it was just meant to be a long rectangle but when Mrs. Turkel contacted Frank she said she needed 4 bedrooms because she had 3 kids. To make space for the extra bedrooms the "L" shape was added to the end of the house.
When the original concrete patio was built it ended at the stairs. The new home owners had the patio extended and had a fountain added which was approved by the FLW Society. The old part of the patio had also seriously deteriorated and was re-finished with a new polymer coating in the famous Cherokee red that Frank used a lot. (It also continues into the interior of the house along the hallway and in the front music room.)
The music room is the large room that faces you as you walk up to the house. From the inside it is 2 stories high and has a cantilevered balcony that hangs out into the upper part of the space and also has the door out on to the balcony you see in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th photos above. By the way... this was quite the artsy event and I wish I had taken more photos of how people were dressed. I did manage to catch a photo of this one lady that you see talking to her husband. Take a good look at her pants and see if you can figure out what they are made from. Her top was also very cool and was printed on the front with the Statue Of Liberty. Another lady was dressed in an authentic flapper dress complete with headpiece. Another women had on a knee length black lace cocktail dress from the fifties with a full crinoline and black lace gloves that went to her elbows. Another women had on a white pinstriped pant suit with a black bowler hat and a little pencil mustache drawn on her upper lip. We were also honored to meet and rub elbows with Cari Cucksey from the new show called Cash and Cari on HGTV.
All in all it was a fabulous evening even though we were all dripping wet with perspiration.