Urban Usonian

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August 3, 2009
Originally published in Make It New!

It might have seemed like an oxymoron to Frank Lloyd Wright, but it’s a reality in this Boston photographer’s flat, designed to fit into a preexisting 1,500-square-foot space.

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  Architect Grant explains that the recessed orange wall with built-in storage shelving is a counterpoint to the view of Boston in the opposite direction.
    Architect Grant explains that the recessed orange wall with built-in storage shelving is a counterpoint to the view of Boston in the opposite direction.
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  Working within an empty shell, the design had to accommodate plumbing fixtures and existing concrete floors and ceilings.
    Working within an empty shell, the design had to accommodate plumbing fixtures and existing concrete floors and ceilings.
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  During the day, Dayton’s guest bedroom easily doubles as his photography studio.
    During the day, Dayton’s guest bedroom easily doubles as his photography studio.
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  A folding bed and pullout bedside tables make the transition from photography studio to bedroom painless.
    A folding bed and pullout bedside tables make the transition from photography studio to bedroom painless.
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  If Dayton is in the middle of a project, a large sliding door closes off the space entirely.
    If Dayton is in the middle of a project, a large sliding door closes off the space entirely.
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