As Fall is fast approaching with it’s beautiful foliage I highly recommend a scenic drive to Falling Water and Kentuck Knob, two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architectural masterpieces. You can easily see both of these homes on a day trip from Cleveland. I also recommend reading Loving Frank, an incredible book told from the point of view of Frank Lloyd Wright's long time lover, Mamah Borthwick Cheney. Nancy Horan blends fact and fiction into a wonderful story that would give you a different perspective on the man that is Frank Lloyd Wright.
Falling Water is a true work of art and worth the visit if you have never seen it before or if it has just been a while. And lucky for us it is only a 31/2 hour drive from Cleveland! Falling Water was completed in 1939, for the Kaufmann family. Today it is a National Landmark and part of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. When planning your visit, make sure you book ahead. You can only go on guided tours though Falling Water and they often get sold out. Click here to buy tickets online.
While visiting Falling Water, you HAVE to visit Kentuck Knob, a much lesser known work by Frank Lloyd Wright, but still altogether breathtaking. Kentuck Knob also has an incredible sculpture garden filled with amazing works of art and even a piece of the Berlin Wall. Kentuck Knob is just seven miles south of Falling Water and is very interesting to see in contrast with Falling Water. Kentuck Knob was built much later in Frank Lloyd Wright’s career and is carried out in his “Usonian” Style. Once again, I recommend booking ticket for this house ahead of time by clicking here.
For more information on Falling Water including directions, history and other possible itineraries check out /www.fallingwater.org. For more information on Kentuck Knob please visit, www.kentuckknob.com. Both websites are fabulous resources and help you find any information you might want regarding these two fabulous homes.