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Fallingwater House


Fallingwater House


Fallingwater is a house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Mill Run, Pennsylvania. The construction built between the year of 1936-1939. The house is a style of Modern architecture. The house was built partially over a waterfall of Bear Run in the Mill Run section of Stewart Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. It is located in the Laurel Highlands of the Allegheny Mountains. The house was constructed as a weekend home for the family of Liliane Kaufmann and her husband, Edgar J. Kaufmann. Edgar Kaufmann, who is the sr.business man and president of Kaufmann's Department Store. Edgar and Liliane's one and only child, Edgar Kaufmann Jr. ,became incentive for his father's relationship with Frank Lloyd Wright. Edgar Kaufmann Jr. read the autobiography of Frank Lloyd Wright.

However Kaufmann's family owned a remote property outside Pittsburgh which is a small cabin. The cabin was worsen and they decided to retreat it. Mr. Kaufmann decided to meet Frank Lloyd Wright and contacted Wright to retreat it. Wright visited Bear Run and asked for a survey of the area around the waterfall, On December 18, 1934. Wright didn't start his work on drawing the plan. Wright contacted Kaufmann surprisingly that he is working on plans. Kaufmann was excited and driven away. Then Wright was working with his plan and he drawn the plan. The plan was just amazing. It was a house just top of the Waterfalls. In 1996, the house was labeled as a National Historic Landmark. In 1991, the American Institute of Architects named it as a "Fallingwater", the best all-time work of American architecture and ranked on the list of America's Favorite Architecture according to the AIA.