The Amazing Fallingwater

Fallingwater. There’s nothing like it. Truly ahead of it’s time, and to this day an inspiration that has to be experienced. Hailed by TIME magazine shortly after its completion as Wright’s “most beautiful job,” it’s now listed among Smithsonian magazine’s Life List of 28 places you must visit.

I visited Fallingwater last year and called Charlotte and told her I HAD to bring her down here… I took me a year to get her here, but it was worth the wait. These shots are all done using our iPhone, so it’s a little dicey on quality, but hey, you get the idea ๐Ÿ™‚

The design was – and still is – revolutionary. Designed with cantilevers throughout – meaning the long overhangs are created using counter weighting rather than vertical supports underneath. Frank Lloyd Wright was passionate about using horizontal forms to make your eye flow out of the house rather than leaving you feeling trapped inside.

He designed with with human scale in mind – large windows, low furniture, large living areas and ample outdoor spaces. In this photo below, you’ll also see the pool that’s feed by fresh spring water… no chemicals needed. Is Nice!

Isn’t this view from the balcony just amazing! And the sound of the fall floods through the whole house. Just amazing.

Above: Guest house, The Fall from one of the balconies, the main living room.

Below: Charlotte did this stunning shot in a rock pool by the stream… beautiful eh?

After we’d finished up a meandering walk through the property, we decided to check out another house Frank Lloyd Wright designed called Kentuck Knob. Very cool property, with a lot of sculptures & installations. We stumbled on three old English phone booths and couldn’t resist doing a cute shot of Charlotte.

Well this ends our long road trip! We arrived back in Toronto on Thursday and are loving being home. We hope you’re enjoyed hearing about our trip – we’ve certainly loved sharing it with you.

I leave you with this cute shot of my beautiful girlfriend and our two precious babies ๐Ÿ™‚