Frank Lloyd Wright designed it in 1935 - right over the top of a waterfall in Pennsylvania. Construction was started in 1936 and completed in 1939. The family used it as a summer home. They spent about 25 summers there and then gave it to the state (I think).
I have always loved the look and idea of that place.
The powers that be in charge of Fallingwater are selling the opportunity to spend quality time in the home. For about 1,700 US dollars you can sit in whatever room you want, and eat a meal on a patio and stay in a housing facility about 1/2 mile away. I do not think I will be signing up for that one.
You can go there for a tour for 17 US dollars. I think I will do that first. As if. I live in California and have no travel plans in the near future. But I would love to go there sometime.
They say that you do not see the waterfall from the home, except on the top level when you are outside on the porch. You hear the waterfall from inside the home however. The house is very damp and moist from the waterfall, too.
The home was designed around at least one tree. I wonder if it is still alive.
This is Fallingwater in the winter. No wonder it was a summer home! Yikes!
I found a great Youtube video - computer generated that shows the process of building Fallingwater - the first 1:34 or so shows the building process.
Also - I found a tee shirt that I want to get for Dandu - since he's working to be an architect.
I tried and tried to import the picture of the tee shirt, but this is all I could do.
So that is my Fallingwater journey.
Happy new week to you all!