Have you ever dreamed of owning a famous piece of architecture? Now’s your chance. Frank Loyd Wright’s “Boulter House” in Clifton (Photo: Steve Pazst) The “Boulter House” in Clifton, designed in 1954 by famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is set to hit the market later this month for $695,000. Owners Chuck Lohre and his wife, […]
Put in another hour on surface prep of the Boulter House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and Taliesin Architects in 1954. The next step will be to mix up a batch of Abatron epoxy along with iron oxide to match the home. Fill in all the cracks and nail holes. Prep again for TSP and […]
It took us months to decide what to do with the parts of the home that needed refinishing. Should we use the latex like paint that the house was painted with in the 90s? The original Monsanto product was taken off the market as carcinogenic. As much as it would be easy to just paint the house in as close a match to the existing as possible, Janet and I longed to have the wood grain come out as we had seen on many of the other Frank Lloyd Wright homes we visited.
It is a beautiful Fall day to replace all the screws on the south side of Cedric’s balcony and putty all the nail holes and cracks. Took off Wednesday afternoon to treat the surface with 4 oz of TSP, 1 quart of Clorox and three quarts of water. Will sand and paint the first coat of Sikkens Cetol 1 tomorrow.
It’s a beautiful October day and we are applying the second coat of the Sikkens system of polyurethane coating to the Frank Lloyd Wright designed home, the Boulter House in Clifton, Ohio, a neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. We’re filling the finishing nail holes with a mixture of brown iron oxide and the Cetol 2/3. It’s […]
Refinishing a Frank Lloyd Wright house – Sanding
Refinishing continues on the Boulter House designed in 1956 by Frank Lloyd Wright. It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon for the sanding and first coat of Sikkens Cetol 1. We treated and pressure washed the wood last weekend and it has dried completely. Sanding with 80 grit and using a tack rag to remove the sanding dust. First coat will go on and then the final two the next two nice weekend days. We need temperatures above 50 degrees.
Janet and I get this question all the time. You have to be up to living in a famous piece of architecture. Janet and I are trying to do our homework and can talk Wright sort of but we’re alway learning and living here I get to be taught by Wright himself. I like the large glass windows. More than any other feature that is what I enjoy most because you are always outdoors. The scenery always changes. Day and night, season to season it is just plain encouraging and never depressing. A large great room is another feature of the home and another typical modern home feature. Living here is like signing up for an intense architectural fellowship, a commitment to understand, be sensitive and learn. We’re doing that and Janet and I also enjoy sharing the home with everyone that is interested. Every day that goes by fewer and fewer even know who Wright was but the ones that do are our kindred spirits. His buildings are timeless and that’s another thing he’s teaching me. .