Edgar J. Kaufmann House (Fallingwater)--page 1 (of 2)

Frank Lloyd Wright
1935-39



Perhaps Wright's most famous house, this was a weekend retreat for the Pittsburgh Kaufman family. Here house and setting are spectacularly integrated.
 
Concrete cantilevered terraces seem to float above the river and shallow falls. The house is approached through a tree-lined path. Then one crosses over a small bridge. (The waterfall view is actually down-river.)

 

Cantilevered terraces. Note the steps down to the river on the left.

 

Steps down to the river from the living room

 
Dramatic windows extend through 3 stories. Note the open windows below on the right.
 




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