Falling Water house

I’ve found my dream house. Edgar Kauffmann, who owned Kaufmann’s Department Store, called on Frank Lloyd Wright to design a summer home on his property southeast of Pittsburgh. He wanted a space to enjoy nature and to act as a camp for his department store employees. Kauffmann loved the stream and waterfall that ran through the property and hoped that Wright would build the home with a view of the water, but instead the house was designed to essentially hover over the waterfall. Wright used native stone quarried near the home site to build the structure with and even built around some of the natural components. It’s such a dream studio space! I fantasize about curling up next to any of these windows, seeing the green of the trees in my peripheral, and reading, writing, and drawing my brains out!

Here is a link to the original PBS segment and some screenshots of my favorites aspects of the design.