Philadelphia, PA - Visiting Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater House in Pennsylvania is a great way to learn more about the great architect. Located in the Laurel Highlands, Fallingwater is considered one of the best works of architecture. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visiting Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater House in Pennsylvania
Fallingwater is a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright that sits on top of a waterfall in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania. It is also one of the only Wright-designed homes with its original furnishings. It is open for house tours in the spring and summer except for January and February.
Fallingwater is owned by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and operated as a public museum. The Conservancy protects and maintains the house. Visiting Fallingwater requires reservations. If you are planning to visit, you should know that you are not permitted to photograph inside the house.
The Kaufmann family built the home in 1935. The family-owned the property until 1963. In 1963, the family donated the house to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.
Fallingwater is one of the 24 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Fallingwater is considered a masterpiece by the American Institute of Architects. The design of Fallingwater was influenced by the falls and the surrounding landscape.
The house features cantilevered terraces that hang over the river below. In addition, the home features a spring-fed swimming pool. There are also servants' quarters and a guest house.
The house is part of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, an organization dedicated to preserving the built environment. Fallingwater has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.