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 from The Westcott House Foundation.
$10 for a tour for two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House in Springfield (up to a $21 value)
The Westcott House Foundation’s knowledgeable docents guide groups on 45-minute tours of the house’s restored interiors and gardens, showcasing the architectural sagacity Frank Lloyd Wright infused into his Prairie-style homes. The tour covers how renovators dusted off the imaginer’s intended ambiance, restoring art-glass windows and repopulating quarters with Wright’s specified furniture, including prairie-like area rugs and chairs. An eight-minute video unveils both the stories of the architect and house to guests, enlightening them as to the philosophy that created the structure’s every nook and cranny.
The Westcott House Foundation
The Westcott House Foundation celebrates its charge’s history through continuing preservation efforts, safeguarding the house as both a museum and shrine to Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision for Prairie-style homes. One of 260 of Wright’s remaining houses in the world, the pristinely restored structure entices visitors from far and wide with its architectural allure and unparalleled hide-and-seek spots. The grounds embody Wright’s love of melding a building with its site, boasting a terrace, a pool, and period-inspired gardens. An intricately latticed pergola connects the carriage house to the main building, a rare and interesting gem among Wright’s normally trellis-free Prairie homes.