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Saturday, June 07, 2014


Fallingwater is a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home by Mill Run, PA.  It was built in 1936 and 1937 for weekend use by its owner, Edger J. Kaufmann, of Kaufmann Department Stores in Pittsburgh.

It is built over this stream, Bull Run.  I took this picture upstream  as we crossed over the stream.

Down stream we could see where it ran under cantilevered portions of the home.  There were stairs from the house down to the stream that were uniquely enclosed to provide access and cool air in the summer months.

The drive ran along the other side of the home.

We were not allowed to take photos inside the home or from any of the terraces.  This photo is of the four-car carport on the hillside above the home.  Three of them have been enclosed.   Servant's quarters were over the carports.

Walking down the drive back to the house, you can see portions of the home through the trees.

This cantilevered area was Mr. Kaufmann's personal deck.

The home was supported by large boulders in several areas.

Looking back up the drive.

One interesting architectural feature were these corner windows that could be opened so the corner disappeared.

There were light bulbs behind these shield-shaped glass areas.

Water was incorporated into a few of the homes features.

We took this path to the overlook.

There were a couple of these wooden raceways in the path to divert water.
There were lots of rhododendron in the area.  Some had already bloomed but most were in shady areas and hadn't bloomed yet.

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