Explore a masterpiece of architecture Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, built in 1935. You'll find it hidden deep in the forest of the Pennsylvania Allegheny Mountains. From the moment you enter the lane leading to this famous Pennsylvania Landmark you'll not only hear the low rumble of the waterfall, you'll also notice a quick change in temperature. It's truly a masterpiece uniquely designed to interact with nature.
Another beautiful Pennsylvania Landmark designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is Kentuck Knob. Frank Lloyd Wright is Kentuck Knob. It's located just 7 miles down the road from Fallingwater. Kentuck Knob is known as the most desired homes to be lived in by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Even though Frank Lloyd Wright never attended college to study architecture he worked his way up as an apprentices to become one of the worlds most famous architects. He designed 1,141 buildings, including schools, bridges, museums, homes, offices and libraries. One of his famous unique home designs is known as the "open-floor-plan". Frank Lloyd Wrights Fallingwater is, without a doubt, one of his most famous designs.
Mr. Wright faced a lot of tragedy in his life. He hired a manservant to care for his home named "Taliesin", it was located in Spring Green, Wisconsin. While Mr. Wright was in Chicago the man he hired several months earlier sat fire to the home and killed 7 people with an ax. Three of those people were Frank Lloyd Wrights beloved Mamah, and her two children. During his lifetime he was married 3 times and had 7 children. He was often a subject of gossip during that era, especially in the United States.
A few famous quotes by Frank Lloyd Wright:
The U.S. designation lists the world's most significant cultural and natural treasures. Fallingwater is listed among treasures such as: The Grand Canyon, Statue of Liberty and Independence Hall, Phildelphia
Frank Lloyd Wright Famous For More Than Building Designs!
The master of unique design, Frank Lloyd Wright, has become even more popular over the years for his design of furniture, sculptures, rugs, and his popular barrel chair. Each collection will hold a theme of the house that the unique furniture was displayed in. For instance you may be interested in the Prairie collection, from 1899-1910.
One of the popular designs of Wright buildings and furniture is thought to be because of the use of Feng Shui. But this proves not to be true. Even though buildings like Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater interacts with open space and nature it is said that the use of the hemicycle, which is what makes his designs so distinguishable, seems to throw Feng Shui off balance.
Nevertheless, Frank Lloyd Wright is not only an artist of architecture, home furnishing and home decorating, he is also an historic legend.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater Regular Season
Open from Mid-March through Thanksgiving weekend
Winter Season (weather permitting)
Where to call for tickets and reservations:
Lodging Information For lodging information in the area of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, please contact the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau at 1-800-333-5661 or www.laurelhighlands.org.
Airports, Trains and Bus Information
Commercial airlines: Pittsburgh International Airport, Morgantown, WV Airport, Arnold Palmer Airport (Latrobe, PA) Private aircraft: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Connellsville Airport, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Arnold Palmer Airport
By train: Amtrak to Connellsville, Greensburg, Latrobe
Driving Directions To Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater
From Harrisburg/Philadelphia area: Take I-76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) west to Exit 91 (Donegal). Turn left on to Route 31 east, go 2 miles, turn right on to Route 381 south. Follow Route 381 south for approximately 19 miles to Fallingwater.
From Baltimore/Washington DC area: Take I-70 west to Hancock, MD. Take I-68 west to Exit 14 (Keyser's Ridge). Turn left on to Route 40, and continue west to Farmington, PA. Turn right on to Route 381 north, and travel approximately 10 miles to Fallingwater.
From Cleveland, Ohio and Pittsburgh area: Take I-80 (Ohio Turnpike) east to I-76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike). Continue east to Exit 91 (Donegal). Turn left on to Route 31 east, go 2 miles, turn right on to Route 381 south. Follow Route 381 south for approximately 19 miles to Fallingwater.
From Columbus, Ohio and Wheeling, West Virginia area: Take I-70 east to PA Route 51. Go south on Route 51 to Uniontown. Take Route 40 east from Uniontown to Farmington, PA. Turn left on to Route 381 north, and travel approximately 10 miles to Fallingwater.
From Greensburg, PA: Take Route 30 east to Ligonier. Turn right on to Route 711 south, and follow the signs for Route 711 south to Normalville (there are 3 marked turns). At Normalville, turn left on to Route 381 south and follow for approximately 8 miles to Fallingwater.