Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water

Last month I went to Deep Creek for a weekend getaway with the family and to watch the last of the fall leaves turn. We drove all over the mountain watching the beautiful leaves turn, saw wildlife, sat by the fire and drank hot cider. It was the perfect getaway weekend. I’m now obsessed with the cozy and chic cabins scattered throughout Deep Creek and decided I must have my own one day. Sadly, the only cabins in my price range are not chic and falling apart. Hmmmm…next renovation project perhaps?!

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I’ve always wanted to visit the Frank Lloyd Wright house Falling Water, but it was too far from Baltimore for just a quick day trip. Since it was only an hour away from Deep Creek I decided to take the drive and visit that weekend.

Prior to visiting I did a little research and listened to several podcasts about Frank Lloyd Wright. He sounded like quite the character, and unfortunately his work was overshadowed by the gossip and drama surrounding his personal life. Running off to Europe with a client’s wife and having an affair. The murder of seven of his staff by a former employee at his home in Talaon. It sounds like something you would read about on TMZ. If you would like additional information about Frank Lloyd Wright here are some sites I visited and podcasts I found interesting.

Falling Water- Story

Free Library of Philadelphia Podcasts- Ada Louise Huxtable, Frank Lloyd Wright

New York Daily News- Cook Massacres Seven at Wisconsin Home Frank Lloyd Wright Built for his Mistress

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Wright believed that architecture should be built into nature, “the good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the building was built.” The house was built into the surrounding rocks and hovers over the existing waterfall. It was so peaceful, being surrounded by nature and listening to the waterfall, that I could have sat there all day.

Photographs were not allowed inside the home during the tour. If you visit the Falling Water website there are photos of the house and surrounding property, including pictures of furniture designed specifically for the house by Wright. Check it out!

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