There is a natural flow through the spaces; the library area is open to this great room (marked “living room” on the plan), which also looks out toward the porch and the property beyond.
Though the Booths wound up subdividing the bulk of their 15 acres, their home’s site remained private, surrounded by trees. Wright designed floor-to-ceiling windows to provide views out to the garden and woods.
The porch is 15 by 20 feet and almost all windows. “The floor-to-ceiling windows on the porch were not something you’d see often in 1915, and they are amazing,” Sonia says.
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Eaves around the exterior control the natural light. “The eaves keep out the bright winter light. The house always has lovely soft light, and we never needed drapes except in the bedrooms,” she says. “We were completely surrounded by greenery, and the light was the most beautiful at the end of the day.”