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Particularly for residential structures? Any known examples of outdoor lighting on Wright's homes / facade lighting?
Something beyond the wall sconce.
Moreover, there seems to be a dearth of night / evening photos of (or information about) Wright's architecture - residential - either period or contemporary shots.
Does anyone know of any good precedents for outdoor lighting on Wright homes? Restoration cases?
What about subtle down lighting set within cantilevered eves? Are there any known restoration or renovation cases where something like this was introduced?
What about earlier structures? Stucco / wood prairie styles. I have seen one night shot of the Westcott restoration, but it was limited and it was a PR shot for a festive gathering. Not telling or typical.
A feature of particular interest is in some Usonians, there is a continuation of the indoor ceiling light series to include an outdoor fixture over an outdoor planter box at the window wall, that switches on with the interior lighting. Another of the Old Man's bag of tricks to vanish the indoor/outdoor line, even at night.
The art glass lights in the lead came, square, have a yellowish glass. They are positioned at the entry doors and along the pergola at the stucco columns facing the walkway. Also we have new down lights installed in the wood of the pergola over the urns for accent lighting. When we first turned on the outside lights lighting up and reflecting from the stucco of the columns and the house and walk glowed a soft amber and was actually soothing and up lifting and inviting and invigorating. Like light from a Japanese paper lantern.
The Architects did add in some exterior lighting to accent the building but we did not have any evidence of exterior garden lights up lighting the house originally in circa 1904. A recent event photo on there website showing folks on the pergola walkway at the Westcott with the large paper circular lights was a caterers idea I presume.
D. Shawn Beckwith
Restoration Project Manager
The Burton J. Westcott House