"A Sensitive Wrightscape": Landscape Renovation at the Palmer House and Tour of the Home and Tea House
a2 modern presents, “A Sensitive Wrightscape”: Landscape Renovation at the Palmer House and Tour of the Landscape, Home and Tea House
Sunday, October 6th, 2013 (September 18, 2013: This event is SOLD OUT)
This event features a presentation about the Frank Lloyd Wright Palmer House landscape, a landscape tour and a tour of the home and tea house.
Noted as a masterwork in Wright’s canon, the Usonian style Palmer House (1952) was also noted for its impressive landscape designed by the late owners, William and Mary Palmer. Drawing on Wright’s philosophy, Japanese garden design, and the modernist milieu, the Palmers created a renowned
setting for their pristine home. Unfortunately, the inevitable effects of
natural growth and decay combined with new environmental pressures contributed to deterioration of the original design intent over time. Juliana Cerra, FLW Palmer House landscape manager, outlines the process of landscape renovation currently underway on the property. Utilizing principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative, the Palmer House landscape represents a valuable case study for rehabilitation of a mid-century modern site that honors the original design intent while applying today’s best
Tour of the William and Mary Palmer House
Tour participants will have an interior view of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1952 Usonian built for the Palmer family. The house is a beautiful example of Wright’s usonian style and is in excellent condition. The home also retains it’s original furnishings. For details on the history of this house see: Grant Hildebrand with Ann and Leonard Eaton, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Palmer House, University of Washington Press, 2007.
This event will start with a presentation by Juliana Cerra on the rehabilitation of the Palmer House landscape at the Gallup Park Livery meeting room (designed by David W. Osler) Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Road. We will then carpool to the Frank Lloyd Wright Palmer House for a tour of the house, tea house and landscape.
Space is limited for this event and registration is required.
Time: 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Questions about this event or a2modern contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Image source: Juliana Cerra