Must-Know Modern Homes: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

(Originally published on Houzz)

There have been many times over the years that we’ve visited Fallingwater, a house located in the hills of western Pennsylvania. We’ve done the regular tour, a Sunday brunch tour and attended an evening reception there. In each occasion, Fallingwater never failed to enchant, enliven and teach.

The house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the early 1930s for Edgar Kaufmann, a Pittsburgh department store owner, and in 1991 it was named the “best all-time work of American architecture.” In 1963 the Kaufmann’s son, Edgar Jr., entrusted the house, land and original furnishings to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, which today continues as conservator of this remarkable building.

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Fallingwater, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, caretakers of Fallingwater, held “an enchanted evening” at the house on Friday, Sept. 17, 2011. (Learn more about the event here.) An evening reception at Fallingwater — with the house aglow like a lantern in the woods while the sounds of the waterfall, soft music and good conversation fill the air — would be like no other.

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