Fallingwater à Farmington
Fallingwater is a renowned architectural masterpiece designed by the celebrated architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Located in the picturesque Laurel Highlands region of southwestern Pennsylvania, near Farmington, this iconic house is nestled within a lush forest and built partly over a waterfall. Constructed between 1936 and 1939, it served as a private residence for the esteemed Kaufmann family, who were prominent patrons of architecture and art. Today, Fallingwater stands as a prime example of Wright's organic architecture, which promotes harmony between human habitation and the natural world.
As a tourist gem, Fallingwater draws visitors from around the globe who marvel at its striking design and tranquil surroundings. The house appears to float above the cascading waterfall, providing a seamless blend between the structure and its environment. Visitors can explore the interiors adorned with original furnishings and artworks, as well as the lush 5,100-acre Bear Run Nature Reserve that surrounds it. In 1966, it was designated a National Historic Landmark, and in 2019, Fallingwater, along with seven other Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.