Falling Water is an iconic building by American architect, Frank Lloyd WrightÂ in 1935 in rural southwesternÂ Pennsylvania.
The home was built partly over a waterfall onÂ Bear RunÂ in the Mill Run section ofÂ Stewart Township,Â Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in theLaurel HighlandsÂ of theÂ Allegheny Mountains.
Hailed byÂ TimeÂ shortly after its completion as Wright’s “most beautiful job”,Â it is listed amongSmithsonian’s Life List of 28 places “to visit before you die.”Â It was designated aÂ National Historic LandmarkÂ in 1966.
In 1991, members of theÂ American Institute of ArchitectsÂ named the house the “best all-time work of American architecture” and in 2007, it was ranked twenty-ninth on theÂ list of America’s Favorite Architecture.
It’s also extraordinarily amazing.
â??Fallingwater is a great blessing – one of the great blessings to be experienced here on earth.
I think nothing yet ever equalled the coordination, sympathic expression of the great principle of repose where forest and stream and rock and all the elements of structure are combined so quietly that really you listen not to any noise whatsoever although the music of the stream is there.
But you listen to Fallingwater the way you listen to the quiet of the country â?¦.â?
Frank Lloyd Wright