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The Westcott House is the first Frank Lloyd Wright house built in Ohio, and is the state's only Prairie Style
house. It is not as well known as most of his other Prairie Style houses. In fact, until recently it was practically
a secret. Most likely because it was extensively altered over the years. However,
after five years of work at a cost of over $5 million, it has been fully restored
to its original architectural state.
I took most the photographs of the Westcott House when my wife and I
toured it on August 8, 2006. (Any photograph that I did not take is credited
appropriately.) You can find great deals on hotels near the Westcott
House at Expedia.com.
Exterior: Rear (North)
Originally containing a tennis court and riding area, the Westcotts converted most of the back yard into a Victory
Garden during World War I. Today the back yard is bisected by a walkway, with lawn on one side and a set of gardens
on the other.
There are wonderful views of the gardens from the second floor rear bedrooms. While the rest of the landscaping
is according to Wright's original design, the credit for the design of these gardens goes to the restoration team.