The coolest home ever – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

In 1935 the Kaufman’s, a prominent, well to do family in Pittsburgh, enlisted the help of famed architect  Frank Lloyd Wright to help design a new summer home.  The Kaufman’s wanted to be able to see the falls from their summer home, but had no idea that they would soon be a part of them.  With only two hours left in his deadline, Frank Lloyd Wright, sits down at his table and calmly begins the design.  As his team watches in absolute disbelief, Wright completes the entire design for the home in plans and sections on blank pieces of paper in one sitting.  In 1938 and for $155,000 (including $8,000 architect’s fees, and $4,500 for installed walnut furnishings) Fallingwater, a masterpiece of twentieth century architecture is complete.  One with the landscape, Fallingwater doesn’t even appear to be on solid ground, but looks to sit atop the 30′ wide waterfall.

For more photos and the complete story, visit www.fallingwater.org

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About tylerlaird
Having been born and raised in Ottawa, this city is more than my home, it is a part of who I am and the basis from which all other cities must be compared. I have watched it grow and progress in its size and over time I found myself naturally drawn to the different neighbourhoods, with their varying characters, layouts and styles. After earning a BA in Law from Carleton University, Tyler discovered a new passion, real estate. In 2010, he began to use his passion for Ottawa’s various housing styles and diverse neighbourhoods, to help many people find that place that they can call home.

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