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BOYNTON HOUSE REHABILITATION

A PROJECT BY THE COSENTINO-PARKER TRUST

PROJECT INTRODUCTION

MISSION Comprehensive Rehabilitation of the Site and Residence To Sustain the Frank Lloyd Wright Legacy while supporting the continued use as an Owner-occupied residence

1908

2010

2011/12

PROJECT EVALUATION

Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

HISTORIC RESEARCH

Edward Everett Boynton c. 1908

Beulah Boynton c. 1908

Hopkins Plat Maps - Comparison

1900
Leighton will become Hawthorne

1910
East Blvd. is under development Boynton House has been built

1918
East Blvd. and Hawthorne are densely developed

Frank Lloyd Wright - Design Drawings

Early Color Rendering with Porte Cochere

Frank Lloyd Wright - Construction Drawings

1908 First Floor Plan

Frank Lloyd Wright - Construction Drawings

North Elevation

South Elevation 1908 Exterior Elevations

DRIVE Service GARAGE area (unbuilt) GARDEN PERGOLA (unbuilt)

POOL GARDENS

TENNIS COURT

1908 Landscape Plan

Historic Photos – pre 1920’s

Historic Photos – pre 1920’s

Building Attributes: Interior – Dining Room

Building Attributes: Interior – Living Room and Bedroom

DRIVE Service GARAGE area (unbuilt) GARDEN PERGOLA (unbuilt)

1920’s subdivision line POOL GARDENS

TENNIS COURT

1908 Landscape Plan

Site Re-Subdivision – 1926 Plat Map

Boynton House property subdivided and developed

Character Defining Elements Lost - Pre-1926 Photos

One of the few photos with the open Veranda

Character Defining Elements Lost - Pre-1926 Photos

Pool south of the projected bay of the dining room on soon to be subdivided property

Character Defining Elements Lost - Pre-1926 Photos

Tennis court from undeveloped property to the north

PROPERTY ASSESSMENT

INSECT DAMAGE

STRUCTURAL DISTRESS AND FAILURE

WINDOW DISTRESS

STUCCO DISTRESS AND FAILURE

PROJECT PROGRAM

Site Restrictions

1908 site / landscape plan (red) – Existing property (yellow)

Project Program: Compensate for Lost Outdoor Space

Small remaining private outdoor space between rear porch and existing garage

Project Program: Maintain View of Public Façade / East Blvd

East Boulevard view to be maintained with rehabilitated landscape and restored Veranda

Project Program: Restrict Vehicular Access to Hawthorne St

View of Hawthorne St curb cut and entry gate, with landscape buffer

Project Program: Provide Usable Private Outdoor Garden Space

View of proposed private outdoor garden space, accessible from kitchen and rear porch

PROPOSED EXTERIOR REHABILITATION

Reinterpreting Lost Site Elements

Shift garage east and south to improve vehicular access and create a viable garden court

Overall Site Plan Proposed

DRIVEWAY

Site: East Blvd Yard [Front]

DRIVEWAY

EAST BOULEVARD VIEW

Site: Hawthorne St [Rear]

DRIVEWAY

HAWTHORNE STREET VIEW

HAWTHORNE STREET VIEW

Pergola

Garage
DRIVEWAY

Garage and Pergola

Garage and Pergola Structures
Residence Pergola Garage

Garage Pergola

Residence

Garage

North Facade

South Facade

Reimagining for a narrow lot

Garage View from Hawthorne Driveway

Garage View from NE – engaged Pergola

Pergola View from Garage to House

Garden Drive and pergola view from north of House

Garden Courtyard and Garden Drive

Garden Courtyard and Garden Drive

Garden Courtyard and Garden Drive

Garden view looking northwest

Garden Courtyard and Garden Drive

Garden view looking northeast

Garden Courtyard and Garden Drive

Garden view looking northwest

WRIGHT RESIDENTIAL INSPIRATIONS

Boynton Property Inspiration from Wescott Property

Wescott House (1907)

William R. Heath House (1905)

Susan Lawrence Dana House (1904)

Frederick C. Robie House (1909)

“Preservation should be understood as a way to sympathetically and intelligently adapt to our changing world of architecture, it should not be used as a means to halt or stifle progress blindly.” - John Bero