Exterior

Exterior – Zen Garden

GROWING UP IN A FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOUSE, Excerpt: Unlike my parents, who relished the attention of living in Wright’s famous house, the McDonalds planned their landscaping to provide privacy. “Like many other owners of Wright houses who received regular visits from uninvited architecture buffs, Dr. McDonald wanted to ensure his family’s privacy in addition …

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1918 – Exterior – Dining Room

GROWING UP IN A FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOUSE, Excerpt: As an adult, I learned to scorn Wright’s preference for form over function. Flat roofs abutting stained glass clerestory windows in the dining room caused continuous leaks when the snow piled up and melted against the windows warmed by the furnace.

1910 – Exterior – Side View

GROWING UP IN A FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOUSE, Excerpt: Wright once said, “The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the building was built.” The Boynton house was originally one of the first to occupy the boulevard.