The Boulter House

Frank Lloyd Wright Architect, 1956

Janet Groeber and Chuck Lohre
1 Rawson Woods Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45220
513-260-9025, chuck at lohre dot com
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A view down to the entry from the second floor.
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The distinctive mark or "Mayan glyph" of the home is the square, as seen in the transom above the plate glass windows.
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Three identical, 98-sq.-ft. bedrooms line the second floor gallery. There is no master bedroom in the main house. Patricia used the room adjacent to Cedric’s.
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On the east side, a unique three-room bath served the original family of four.
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Wright loved piercing his glass facades with architectural elements; the second floor walkway becomes a balcony on the west side and the carport roof line becomes an interior plant shelf on the east side.
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The west end room, which was Cedric’s study/bedroom overlooks the terrace and western yard.
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Cedric's room showing the built in desk and drawers.
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Cedric's balcony.
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A view from Cedric's balcony down to the terrace.
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A view of the corner glass and the living room from Cedric's balcony.
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On the west side, double doors open onto the wrap-around terrace.
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While Wright usually designed on acre lots or larger, his solution for this half acre yielded a two-story home with a stunning facade.
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The south facing terrace.
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A view of the addition from the terrace.
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The terrace surrounds the south side and leads out into the "private side."
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Wright’s signature glass-to-glass corner construction is used throughout the home, just one of the features Wright used to "break up the square."
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Ten 2-by 8-in. redwood mullions on the south side support massive pairs of 4-by-14-in. Douglas fir roof beams.
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A view of corner glass and Cedric's balcony.
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Cedric's balcony side is a unique Wright parapet design.
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Wright favored a "prow" for a number of hillside homes he designed allowing for the structures to "erupt" from their sites like natural stone outcroppings.
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The west side balcony is supported by a metal tray circling the concrete column, similar to a "waiter’s tray," one of Wright’s "organic" structural elements.
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A view east from the edge of the .6 acre lot.
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Flat roofs were unique to Wright's designs.
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The north side of the home was excavated in 1997 to relieve backfill stress on the home – a walkway there now provides access to the terrace.

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The primary Boulter House site: http://www.wrightboulter.com/site
Home restoration diary at Beck Hardware's "Ask Mr. Friendly" Blog: http://beckhardware.blogspot.com/
cf3 (Cincinnati Form Follows Function) Mid-Century Modern Club http://www.cf3.org
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation http://www.franklloydwright.org
The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy http://www.savewright.org/

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