Frank Lloyd Wright’s Burton J. Westcott House Restoration

Westcott House is the only Prairie School era commission designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Ohio. The iconic residence was barely recognizable after being altered and subdivided into apartments since its construction in 1908. The Westcott House Foundation selected our historic team to prepare a Historic Structures Report that led to the property’s five-year restoration. Perspectus was lead and teamed with Schooley Caldwell on the project.

The word began with emergency stabilization and restoration of the custom clay tile roof. The restoration team encountered many challenges throughout the project. Little information was found on how the house was actually built, so design decisions were based upon physical evidence and information available at the time. Missing details such as Wright-designed furniture, reflecting pool and historic landscape elements were recreated from historic drawings and photographs. The home was meticulously restored to the museum / education center it is today.

Historic Photo
Before Restoration

  • LOCATIONSpringfield, Ohio
  • SIZE4,435 SF
  • PROJECT TYPEHistoric
  • SERVICESHistoric Structures Report, Feasibility Study, Architectural Design, Restoration
  • ROLELead Historic Architect
  • RECOGNITIONFrank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy - Wright Spirit Award, Office of Historic Preservation, Ohio Historical Society