This is the
living room looking east. What a great stone fireplace! Notice the small
cabinet to the right of the fireplace. It's hard to see in the photo but
there are 2 shelves above the cabinet. The floor is a dark stained wood
but it was completely covered in dust when this photo was taken.
to the Preservation Dallas Howard Meyer tour booklet when the entry was
remodeled these bookcases were added as a divider between the two rooms
and a low cabinet between the rooms was removed. There is a coat closet
on the other side of the bookcases. The doorway at the center of the picture
leads to the breakfast nook. Recessed lighting coves wrap around the east,
south and west side of the living room.
Here are a few
extra photos of the living and garden room. The center photo shows the bookcases
and doors dividing the formal dining room and the living/garden room area.
I think that these doors and shelves were added during the remodelling because
they match the shelves and closet that were added between the entry and
living room. I'm pretty sure Meyer had all this space open originally. I
can't say for sure without looking at the original plans but I think I'm
guessing correctly. You can see part of the large glass cube-room through
the opening at the right of the center photo. In the right photo part of
the cube-room is visible at the far left. Click any thumbnail to see
a larger version.
Here is a photo
taken by cosmicool associate Kevin Danheiser. He was shooting black and
white film the day these were taken. This is looking from the garden room
into the living room and through to the entry foyer. Notice the neat little
fireplace to the left. More mirror covered recessed lighting coves above.
The mirrors were added when the house was remodelled. I would guess in the
1970s some time. The floor in this room was stone but it had all been pulled
up before our visit. I would have loved to see this room before it was ruined.
I can only imagine how nice it must have been with the stone floor.
view of the garden room with the trashed stone floor. I believe there were
originally casement windows and doors to the backyard patio where the post
is. There was a large cube-like glass room added to the house when it was
remodelled. This photo was taken from the glass room. To me, the glass room
doesn't go with the rest of the house at all so I didn't take any photos