A house says a lot about its owner, as evidenced by Galileo’s solar-system bed sheets and Lincoln’s vast collection of presidential action figures. Take a peek inside the mind of a historic figure with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets for a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House (a $21 value), located in Springfield.
Built in 1908 by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Westcott House may be the architect's only foray into Prairie-style home design in Ohio, featuring Wright's unique design aesthetic of meshing landscape elements with natural settings. Accompany a Westcott House docent on a 45-minute tour through the house, exploring the intricate details of the $5.3 million restoration—from hand-decorated walls to massive urns—that returned the home to its original glory. You'll also view an eight-minute video on the house's restoration project, Wright's other triumphs, and his passion for organic-style architecture and building model castles out of beef jerky. After the tour, you'll have a chance to explore the museum store, stocked with Westcott-inspired jewelry and greeting cards with Wright's designs. Reservations are required.
- I think what impressed me the most is the knowledgeable tour guides, the great gift shop and the remarkable restoration process that saved the house from sixty years of decay…Visitors will also enjoy learning about the Westcott’s [sic] which were a very interesting family. – TravelingSwede1, TripAdvisor
- The tour guide was extremely informative, and was able to answer all my questions about the house, Wright, and the Westcotts. The tour was about an hour long, plenty of time to enjoy the house and learn the vast history that surrounds it. – Google Mapper on 11/30/09