A Greener Way of Living, at Home and Abroad
Last week I had the opportunity to visit the Westcott House in Springfield, Ohio. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and like most of his designs it has several elements that blend with nature. It was interesting to see that there were several energy saving features in the design. Most of the windows had storm windows on the inside and a shade between. These must be some of the first windows with built-in blinds! The house was filled with lots of natural lighting and there were awnings to provide shade during the hot summer months. I especially liked the dining room table that provided its own built in lighting. There were 4 light posts – one on each corner of the table. Great targeted lighting for aging eyes. Of course the light bulbs they used at that time were not very energy efficient. All-in-all it was a very cool house!