Frank Lloyd Wright’s Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years premieres Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 8 p.m. and again at 9:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD. WXXI’s new documentary spotlights the restoration of Rochester’s only Frank Lloyd Wright house on East Boulevard.
Tune in and learn how the owners Fran Cosentino and Jane Parker acquired Frank Lloyd Wright’s Boynton House, and how they worked to restore it to its original beauty using materials and processes that Wright himself intended.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years gives you an inside look into every room in the house and the amazing transformation that occurs during the restoration process. More than 150 talented individuals worked on the home over a two-year span to make Cosentino and Parker’s dream home a reality. The documentary shares details about the home’s structural repair, the unexpected insect infestation, the restoration of the 253 art glass panels, roof replacement, conservation of 17 pieces of the home’s original furniture, landscaping, and much more.
The history of the house, and that of its original owner Mr. Edward Boynton are also told by many experts including Jean France, Boynton Historian and Architectural Scholar; Carol Boynton Atwood, descendent of the Boynton Family; Eric Norden, owner of Eric Norden Restorations; and John E. Page, owner of Bero Architecture. The Landmark Society’s Executive Director Wayne Goodman also talks about the importance of preserving this national treasure.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years is a co-production of WXXI Public Broadcasting, Fran Cosentino and Jane Parker.