Popular Mechanics described Heinlein's house - Input Junkie
Popular Mechanics described Heinlein's house|
That's pretty awesome. I love the table.
|Date:||November 24th, 2009 10:48 am (UTC)|| |
I like the "oversize" 6' wide bed and the 20'4" x 21'4" garage, which is pretty much the minimum by modern two-car standards, that has te note "Plenty of room for a built-in workshop!" And how he has a study which she has a kitchen "office" (quotes are theirs, not mine).
OTOH the cork flooring, speaker wiring throughout and passive solar features sound pretty up-to-date still. It wasn't clear to me if the "air-conditioning" system cools as well as heats, but I think the one in my parents 1947 row house that I grew up with was original, so it might.
In 1961, after returning home from delivering his atomic-doom-laden Guest of Honor speech at the Seattle Worldcon, Heinlein built a fallout shelter here.
Bruce Pelz and Ted Johnstone once got to spend the night in the shelter
Years after the Heinleins moved elsewhere, Robert Crais toured the shelter
From Crais's snapshots, it appears that between the 1960s and the 1990s, subsequent owners did not remove the oxygen cylinders or the cot frames from the shelter.