Wish it were mine.
With the use of the word "elegant," I am going female. Alcott?
And I'll take that rocking chair in the foreground.
This is going to sound weird, but that has a familiar Wisconsiny/rural North Carolina-ey feel to it.Frank Lloyd Wright?Georgia O'Keefe?Louis Sullivan?[crossing fingers] hoping to win the big jackpot of intarnets.
Dick- It is rather spiffyTJPB- Silent Cal was from Vermont. This is further west. Andy- Elegance knows no gender. All the furniture is pretty nice, ain't it?Ruth Anne- Louis Sullivan was a better architect than FLL. Is not Wisconsin, but that's not crazy or anything.
House looks to be early 20th Century Bungalow, with an eclectic collection of furniture (note the Arts & Crafts Morris chair, next to a Colonial (maybe) spinning wheel.Austere and elegant?Katherine Hepbur?
Not a woman. But your vintage is right. House built in 1907. And I'm not sure Katherine Hepburn ever left Connecticut, except to make movies. This is more like Frostbite Falls.
If it's from 1907, how come there are no lamps, gas or electric, in view?
I am going out on a limb here. Harry Truman? It just has a Midwestern feel to it like where I grew up.
Anon- There appears to be an alcohol, or paraffin lamp in the middle of the table. Very few houses were wired for electricity then, especially rural examples. They might have had carbide (acetylene) available, but there's no swing arm sconces on view here, but the pictures are taken 75 years after it was built, so they might have been removed later. Missouri isn't a bad guess, but Frostbite Falls is in... Minnesota, and Harry is too old.
It's Boris & Natasha's house?
Agreed on the genderlessness of elegance, but there is a decided tendency to use it more towards the female. I'll admit to using it that way almost exclusively myself.Robert Bly? Born well after the house was, and all that, but it's a shot.
Last Guess:F. Scott Fitzgerald
Andy, I thought of that one myself, but our host's photos don't seem to match any of these houses where Fitzgerald lived.
Andy, you must not stop until you get it. There is no entry fee. Our quarry attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Perhaps this is what triggered our favorite punstress' Ruth Anne's Wisconsin spider sense.
Had similar thoughts, Pat, but decided not to rely on these innerwebs alone.
Andy gets it! He wins One Intarnet, and one extra Intarnet for extra effort. That's, like, three Intarnets!
I'm an intar-netter!
You might enjoy a little book from his wife called "Gift from the Sea" which is a middle-aged woman's look at love that I read as a young woman and probably ought to read again now that I'm old.
Found a website for the Lindbergh boyhood home:http://www.charleslindbergh.com/house/outside/outside1outsi.asp
Dang. I was going to guess Kareem-Abdul Jabbar.
ps. do you have a photo of the house where Lindberg's secret German family lived?
How secret can they be, really, if you and I know about them?
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