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2nd-Floor Plan – Overview

GROWING UP IN A FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOUSE, Excerpt: During the second floor tour of the Boynton house, my mother pointed out the different ceilings. My bedroom was bordered by trim 12 inches from the edges of the ceiling. The back room (office) had no trim, but geometric slopes adorned the ceiling corners. My parents’ …

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1st-Floor Plan – Overview

GROWING UP IN A FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOUSE, Excerpt: Wright’s residential floor plans were revolutionary. He deconstructed the exterior and then completely reworked the interior without adding unnecessary doors and walls. He equated traditional houses with prisons. He could see no reason for dividing up any rooms except the boxes used for sleeping.

2nd-Floor Plan

GROWING UP IN A FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOUSE, Excerpt: The kitchen and servants quarters were divided by doors and were small, tight spaces. The upstairs bedrooms opened onto a long central hallway. Wright also designed his prairie-style homes around a single central fireplace.

1st-Floor Plan

GROWING UP IN A FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOUSE, Excerpt: Wright felt that a centered entrance was, “just like a punch in the stomach.” Wright concealed the front entrance in an alcove at the base of the protruding vertical stairway over the driveway.

Basement Floor Plan

GROWING UP IN A FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOUSE, Excerpt: Frank Lloyd Wright was only 5-foot 81⁄2-inches tall and designed his buildings around what he called the “human scale.” (Fortunately for our family, the ceiling heights were not an issue. When I met my 6’ 4” future husband in college, he was careful to watch his …

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