fallingwater-2Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic example of organic modernism Fallingwater in Western Pennsylvania has long been on the list of places my wife and I wanted to visit and thanks to a wedding nearby we finally got the chance last Friday. The house was originally a vacation home for Edgar Kaufman Sr., his wife and son Edgar Jr. but has since been turned over to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Built in the late 1930’s it remains one of the most unique and forward thinking achievements in American architecture. There are interesting elements throughout the house but one of my favorites was that the windows were all left unblocked by shades or curtains – with beds positioned via built-in headboards to the east to block the rising sun and the design giving each individual space sufficient privacy. It’s a place you can read about but one you’ll only get the full experience of by seeing it in person and it’s not exactly conveniently located (about 6 hours from NYC) so I’m glad we found a reason to go.

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