Pleasantville, New York
Roland Reisley House, Herman T Mossberg Residence, Frank Sander Residence, Toufic H Kalil House, Ben Rebhuhn House
Map of Sol Friedman House, Thornwood, NY 10570, USA
The Friedman House forms part of the post-war development of Wright's use of the circle, culminating in his Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan. The Sol Friedman house in Pleasantville, N.Y., is roofed with mushroom-like concrete slabs; the two intersecting closed circles of the actual dwelling are balanced at the end of a straight terrace parapet by the mushroom-shaped carport. This house was completed in 1949 with battered (sloped) walls of almost Richardsonian random ashlar masonry below a strip of metal-framed windows.
Wright dubbed the house Toyhill because Sol Friedman was a retailer of books, records, and (in some stores) toys.