Tile House: Thursday Doors Challenge

Entrance to the Tile House
Fraccionamiento La Floresta, Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico

IMG_9164.jpgIf you think this front door is wild, you should see the rest of the house! Although I was told  it was built by John Robert Powers who founded the Powers Modeling Agency, I later received this comment from Adriana Cornejo, who seems to know much more about the house than I do.  Thanks, Adriana. One of the things I like best about blogging is how much I’ve learned from comments expanding or pointing out misinformation in my blogs. Here is what Adriana says: 

Walter Thornton the owner (not John Robert Powers, who was his competitor) spent 30 years building this house. He bought the house when it was under construction and added many rooms through the years. He traveled to Guadalajara very often to buy tile and had it delivered to the house. Then he worked on the designs, his hands where always blistering from the cement. He employed 2 to 3 people at all times, all this while raising 6 kids. He wanted to build 6 bungalows, one for each kid, but he died before this could happen. The property has 3 bungalows. You can check his bio HERE.

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Look below at barbwit’s comment if you’d like to see another fantastic tile house in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2015/12/03/thursday-doors-december-3-2015/

Dykstra-Brown, Tile House

24 thoughts on “Tile House: Thursday Doors Challenge

    1. lifelessons Post author

      barbwit..I just now for the first time found your photos of the tile house in Albuquerque. Thanks so much for sending them. You must have wondered why I never thanked you!! So fun. I love the medicine chest and the care with which she designed everything. Gives new meaning to my wine lable and bottlecap covered kitchen cupboard!!

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      1. barbwit

        Speaking of bottlecaps, Judy, my sister in Vancouver – who makes my special earrings – had some with two caps stuck together which I have been wearing.Lots of people (even a young man on the tube) said “I like your earrings.” Su was very hurt that the comments I’ve had have been mostly about those ones and not the lovely, handcrafted ones she spends so much time and care on. Sad but true.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I wonder if he picked out tile every time he passed a tile place and had it added or if he bought it all before he built and had it done as the house was being built? Or did his wife do it? Guess we’ll never know.

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      1. Adriana Cornejo

        Walter Thornton the owner (not John Robert Powers) spend 30 years building this house. He bout the house when it was under construction and added many rooms threw the years. He travel to Guadalajara very often to buy tile and have it delivered to the house. Then he worked on the designs, his hands where always blistering form the cement. He employed 2 to 3 people at all times. And all this wile raising 6 kids. He wanted to build 6 bungalows, one for each kid, but he died before this could happen. The property has 3 bungalows.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      There is a color of blue that bothers me so much that I once had to close my eyes and have my husband lead me out of a museum installation that was painted that color. And, I hate the custom blue lights they sometimes put around license plates and along rear bumpers here. I know just what you mean! They give me headaches.

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