Monday, 2 June 2014


The theory among the group members is that we went to Fallingwater first so that we would be stunned- which we were.

It is a three story house but all the rooms and the terraces run into one another. We were not allowed to take photos inside. I am not sure a photo would help because you need to experience the 3Dness of the place.

I have taken the above from a book I bought but it really does not help much. There are few doors, just openings. The walls are local stone. The boulders by the stream come through the floor around the fireplace. There are shelves high up everywhere and they run round the the room turning into tables and desks from time to time. Always there seems to be a terrace outside a room drawing you outside.

We then drove six miles to Kentuck Knob. Front door is above

Here is the terrace at the other side of the house with its hexagon holes in the ceiling to let in the sunshine. Again all the rooms flow into one another. This is a much smaller house and it is all on one level. I don't think I could stand the bathroom which is all odd angles. Again stone walls, redwood furnniture, shelves round all the walls. The house is built on the top of a hill and must have had spectacular views when built in 1957 but the owners planted trees and these have all grown up. There is a view from 25 yards away.

There is a large collection of modern sculpture in a meadow below the house.


Title is the Red Army and there are hundreds of these cut out figures standing in rows on a gravel base.

Lastly A few pigeon houses.



  1. Love, love, love the architecture, but not so sure about the furniture. Every piece looks too low to be easy to get into and get out of again. IMO, that was the biggest problem with design of that era - they must have thought they were all going to be 25 or 30 forever.

  2. So envious Pat, I've been in love with FLW as long as I can remember! Didn't know you shared it.

  3. Not only low, Sandra, but not particularly comfortable. I've visited the FLW home in Springfield, IL and was most surprised to find that the chairs which he designed were hard, pointy and very uncomfortable. Gorgeous to look at though!



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