Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fallingwater

Finally now, on to the inspiration behind the whole trip to Pittsburgh, a visit to one of the most famous houses by one of the most famous architects, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater.  Fallingwater is built into the rock right over a 30 foot waterfall, and is the only major Wright-designed house that is open to the public with all of its furnishings and artwork, intact.  Our friends booked a special in-depth tour months in advance that offers access to secondary spaces not available on the regular tour.




The picture above is what most people expect to see upon arriving at the house, but that spectacular view is actually from further away on the grounds.  The house was built not to face the waterfall but to be part of it.  This is the main entrance:








Some of the rooms on the in-depth tour, which allowed us to take photos.






One pretty spectacular terrace!





The corner windows disappear when opened, and that little opening in the trees is the spot where you get that amazing view of the house over the falls.





There's also a path to a guest house!






It is literally built into the mountain!



The only problem is that now I want to visit to see it in every season!




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