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Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« on: August 11, 2006, 06:26:17 AM »
http://columbus.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2006/08/07/focus6.html 

Worthington's Rush Creek market going strong
Business First of Columbus - August 4, 2006
by Matt Burns Business First

After decades as a well-kept Worthington secret, the shaded suburban enclave of Rush Creek Village has a real estate market that defies convention as much as the houses themselves.

Recent sale prices are breaking Rush Creek records, said Cynthia MacKenzie, a resident and sales agent for HER Real Living Inc. in Worthington who handles most neighborhood sales. All neighborhood sales since 2002 have closed above $250,000, but two this year hit or topped $400,000, selling for about $190 per square foot when the average Central Ohio home sold for $102 per square foot in 2005.

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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2006, 03:15:36 PM »
this neighborhood is famous in modernist circles. i urge anyone who visits columbus and has a little time to take a look around.
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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2007, 10:49:07 AM »
Rare opportunity
Four homes are available in Rush Creek Village, where turnover is almost glacial
Sunday,  July 15, 2007 3:55 AM
By Kevin Kidder
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

With Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired straight lines, geometric shapes and floor-to-ceiling windows, the 45 homes of Rush Creek Village are distinct enough to be on the National Register of Historic Places.

The homes are carved into the Worthington woods. Many of the roofs are flat, the interiors contemporary and austere.

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http://dispatch.com/dispatch/content/home_garden/stories/2007/07/15/RUSH_CREEK.ART_ART_07-15-07_H1_P678IQU.html
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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2007, 10:13:16 PM »
^ wow absolute bargains for these joints.

i wish someone of us would drive thru there with a camera sometime and do a nice long photo thread.
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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2007, 10:18:31 PM »
Wood Panels mixed with concrete? Ew. Looks more like a Frank Lloyd Wrong to me. But its just further proof that well planned neighborhoods (although I don't think its very walkable) retain there value; just look at how Hyde Park and Mariemont retained their wealth and are still growing.
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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2007, 01:37:05 PM »
Wood Panels mixed with concrete? Ew. Looks more like a Frank Lloyd Wrong to me. But its just further proof that well planned neighborhoods (although I don't think its very walkable) retain there value; just look at how Hyde Park and Mariemont retained their wealth and are still growing.

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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2007, 11:16:40 AM »
Wood Panels mixed with concrete? Ew. Looks more like a Frank Lloyd Wrong to me. But its just further proof that well planned neighborhoods (although I don't think its very walkable) retain there value; just look at how Hyde Park and Mariemont retained their wealth and are still growing.

That's the 60's for ya.

yeah and i rec that when he sees a 'design within reach' shop he keeps walkin.
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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2007, 11:25:19 AM »
I have a lot of time on my hands this summer I think I'll go to this 'hood and take pics.
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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2009, 12:26:38 AM »
Rush Creek Village is a tiny enclave consisting of about 50 homes inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. When the leaves are out, itís hard to see some of the homes since they tend to be setback among the trees. Best times to go check it out are early spring to fall.

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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2009, 08:39:21 AM »
Fascinating!  Didn't know about this place; thanks for the photos!

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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2009, 09:52:25 AM »
Great photos Columbusite.  You do have a knack for finding Columbus' out-of-the-way locales! 

Although Rush Creek Village is becoming more and more well known in central Ohio (and outside too).  That San Diego article was a good find.  The New York Times also ran an article around 2004 called "Obscurity Becomes It".
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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2009, 09:57:41 AM »
Depressing.

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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2009, 10:07:01 AM »
Interesting.
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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2009, 10:10:58 AM »
One more thing about Rush Creek Village.  The Columbus Landmarks Foundation holds guided walking tours every year.  Usually Rush Creek Village is on the summer tour.  Here's the link for this year's 2009 WALKING TOURS.  It looks like they have the walking tours schedule through June listed on their website.  Check back for the later summer tours and Rush Creek will probably be listed.

I went on the Rush Creek Village tour in Summer 2005.  It was sold-out with 60+ people and divided into two groups.  Two local architects led the tour - one for each tour group.  We looked at approx. 25 houses on the exterior and 2 homes on the interior.  The interior tours were a real treat!  Very informative! 

Definately recommend the tour if you are interested and can take walking long distances (it was about 2 miles and 3 hours long).  Here's the general CLF link: http://columbuslandmarks.org/
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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2009, 10:37:13 AM »
Awesome. This is the ONLY thing I like about Worthington.
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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2009, 12:05:13 PM »
lol - oh come on. harsh! i know what you mean, but strolling around the square is nice too. old bag o nails? chatelaine?, etc.?

rush creek is actually pretty famous modernist housing real estate. you see articles about it from time to time. very cool that you can get these kinds of homes relatively inexpensively, if you are into it. i'd love one, but imagine they are a lot of work.
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« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2009, 12:22:06 PM »
Okay: I find Rush Creek Village to be the only architecturally interesting aspect of Worthington.
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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2009, 12:32:44 PM »
don't be so coy -- rush creek is the only architecturally interesting aspect of central ohio.  :wink:
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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2009, 01:44:09 PM »
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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2009, 09:43:17 PM »
It's in Worthington? I thought it was more Clintonville-ish.

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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2009, 12:40:10 PM »
The map he posted shows it to be real close to Worthington's town square.

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« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2009, 01:16:08 PM »
Thanks for the pics, this is really cool. 
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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2009, 09:29:02 PM »
The map he posted shows it to be real close to Worthington's town square.

Wow, I was way off.

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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2009, 10:44:26 PM »
Great pics! I love this place. The houses are so spread apart; you must have spent a lot of time out there, taking these. Thanks.


Okay: I find Rush Creek Village to be the only architecturally interesting aspect of Worthington.

Take that back!!






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« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2009, 05:04:08 PM »
Another great tour, thanks!
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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2009, 02:01:55 PM »
Awesome! I think that it's a very cool little village of FLW inspiration indeed!

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« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2009, 10:45:30 AM »
Great pics! I love this place. The houses are so spread apart; you must have spent a lot of time out there, taking these. Thanks.


Okay: I find Rush Creek Village to be the only architecturally interesting aspect of Worthington.

Take that back!!





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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2009, 01:03:41 PM »
Awesome!

This is really cool, kinda reminds me of Oakwood with a modern spin. Is this place really as isolated as it seems?
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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2009, 01:42:15 PM »
It's half a mile from downtown Worthington pictured above.

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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2010, 10:52:30 AM »
Couples faced, overcame myriad obstacles in quest to build in Worthington's historic Rush Creek
Sunday, December 5, 2010 
By Jim Weiker
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH


When two couples decided to build on the last empty lots in Worthington's famed Rush Creek neighborhood, they knew it would be difficult.  Just not this difficult.  They have met a special set of obstacles in their attempt to build in a neighborhood cherished by fans of modern architecture.

As part of their quest, they tracked down the 90-year-old original Rush Creek designer in Pennsylvania, navigated a labyrinthine set of land ownership rules and dug up a 1963 Christmas card to help make their case to neighbors.

Now, more than five years after embarking on their plan, the couples - Brian and Elizabeth Seitz and Randy and Karen James - are filling in the last blank spots in Rush Creek, the nation's most extensive collection of homes inspired by the "organic architecture" principles of Frank Lloyd Wright.

MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/home_garden/stories/2010/12/05/hammering-it-out.html?sid=101


Homes planned for the last two lots in Rush Creek Village mimic many of the village's design features such as flat roofs, walls of glass and exposed concrete block.
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« Reply #30 on: December 27, 2010, 02:39:22 PM »
Theodore van Fossen | 1919-2010
Architect designed Rush Creek Village
He integrated style of Frank Lloyd Wright in Worthington

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 
By Jim Weiker, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH


Theodore van Fossen, a laborer for Frank Lloyd Wright who went on to design almost 50 homes in Rush Creek Village in Worthington, has died at age 91.  A resident of the Johnstown, Pa., area, van Fossen died Dec. 9.

From 1954 to 1976, Van Fossen designed 48 homes in the village, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

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Re: Worthington: Rush Creek Village
« Reply #31 on: December 27, 2010, 08:37:38 PM »
its funny how the local media does a rush creek story evry once in awhile like clockwork, ha, but i always enjoy it thx! i didnt know that some of the homes were built as late as the mid-70's, i thought all of them were jet-age. interesting.

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« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2011, 11:48:08 AM »
One of the more prominent homes in Worthington's Rush Creek Village is up for sale.  And its got its own website at http://rushcreekroundhouse.com/.



NOW OFFERED FOR SALE IN RUSH CREEK VILLAGE
The Round House
510 Evergreen Circle, Worthington, Ohio 43085

And it can all be yours for only $799,000!  Or you can look at the beautiful slideshow at the website for free.
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« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2014, 05:55:23 AM »
Hello, I live in one of the homes in Rush Creek Village. I am interested in opening my home to visitors to stay here for a weekend or a week at a time for next to nothing while I travel. Email me if interested and I'll explain the details: flw dot fan dot 2000 at gmail dot com

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