Fallingwater a look at Wright’s stunning creation.


Fallingwater, also known as the Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr. Residence, is a house designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The house was built partly over a waterfall in Bear Run at Rural Route 1 in the Mill Run section of Stewart Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in the Laurel Highlands of the Allegheny Mountains.

  • Hailed by TIME magazine shortly after its completion as Wright’s “most beautiful job,”
  • The home inspired Ayn Rand’s novel The Fountainhead,
  • It is listed among Smithsonian magazine’s Life List of 28 places “to visit before …it’s too late.”
  • Fallingwater was featured in Bob Vila’s A&E Network production, Guide to Historic Homes of America.
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    2 thoughts on “Fallingwater a look at Wright’s stunning creation.

    1. When I was considering architecture, I took a trip to Fallingwater, but was disappointed.

      1. At 6’2″ 185 lbs, my frame had difficulty squeezing through doorways built to message FLW’s ego.

      2. The joints in the building are awkward, at best. In rainy western Pennsylvania, a horizontal (flat) roof adjoining a vertical wall is a recipe for leakage.

      3. The house is built over the waterfall. Which means you can’t see it from inside the house. Instead of a spectacular view, you get moisture and insects. Looks great in photos, though.

      I’ve read (and love) Ayn Rand. I think Roark would have put more effort into the practicalities and ergonomics.

      The VISITOR CENTER however, is spectacular…


      Rick Toone

      PS: Nice blog, btw.


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