The Home Was Built Partly Over a Waterfall, Fallingwater

The Home Was Built Partly Over a Waterfall, Fallingwater


Fallingwater is a house designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The home was built partly over a waterfall on Bear Run in the Mill Run section of Stewart Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in the Laurel Highlands of the Allegheny Mountains.

Billed as the greatest American architect of all time, Frank Lloyd Wright is revered by many. Now, for all Frank Lloyd Wright fans, there is good news. His fascinating home, Fallingwater, which was designed in 1936 and measures approximately 5,300 square feet, has been open to the public for full tour visits since 1964 for just $18. But there are now exclusive tours, which last a period of two days. At a cost of $1,195, the property is closed off to other guests, while eight visitors are left to themselves to fully explore the area inside and out as they please. Included in this special offer are Frank Lloyd Wright style homes surrounding the property for these special guests to sleep in, as they are not to sleep over night in Fallingwater. Since the home’s public opening, it has had 4 million visitors.

Not only does this model have the superb detailing, as displayed in the interior house, but also on the grounds exterier the house. Just the ecological look of this model, exact placement of the trees, underbrush, shrubs, rock detailing on the bridge and rock detailing of the terrain, exquisite color in the water and the appearance of waterfall movement makes this model truly a work of art. The window detail is taken from photos and examined and reduced to our scale with no loss of definition. The trellis over the drive next to the front entrance has the exact same recessed corners as that of the original trellis. The particular selection of materials and intense craftsmanship only help to improve on our already museum quality models. The home construction shows the structural detail under the large terrace, the exact railing appearance, with open steps down to the water. The unique kitchen entrance from the driveway, the added overdrive walkway and truly different exit door, roof planters, all of these plus other unique elements of craftsmanship contribute to this educational and entertaining piece of art.