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Fallingwater – One Of The Most Famous Houses In The World Built Over a Waterfall

Tue, Mar 23, 2010 | Unusual house designs | By Mike
 
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Fallingwater is the name of a very special house that is built over a waterfall. It instantly became famous, and today it is a National Historic Landmark. Imagine the house, that doesn’t even appear to stand on solid ground, but instead stretches out over a 30′ waterfall. Such structure captured everyone minds right after first publications about it. It was designed as weekend retreat for the Kaufmann family and finished in 1934. Since 1963 it is opened to the public. Nowadays, there are a lot of products on the market that tell the history of the house, shows its beautiful architecture and even Lego building kits that allow kids to re-create their own Fallingwater house. [Fallingwater]

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  1. bill Says:

    nice house..too bad they didnt think of the environment before they built it. I’m sure the radon, pesticides, lumber treatment (cyanide) is being filtered right down into that water and to the animals vegetation and eventually us. rich people make me sick

  2. Sam Says:

    You could at least mention Frank Lloyd Wright… Jeez, give the architect some credit.

  3. cheryl Says:

    I think this is a beautiful artistic creation and I’d love to see it in person some day

  4. discount hammock Says:

    Thanks for the post it will healp me alot

  5. unknown Says:

    YES it is beautiful and wow what a piece of art work ,however i got to say that yes it is ruining the environment! and it wont look so beautiful when theres no more beautiful places to be at !!!!

  6. zain Says:

    TO THE OWNER OF THIS HOUSE….

    ITS REALLY A BEAUTIFUL HOUSE I REALLY LIKE IT,THE MOST GOOD LOOKING THING OF THIS HOUSE IS UR BEAUTIFUL GALLERY I REALLY LIKE IT,MAY ALLAH GIVES YOU MORE OF LIKE THIS HOUSES TC

  7. Denise Says:

    I toured Fallingwater in 1973 and was fascinated by both its beauty and the challenges of its construction. The old-world-style dining chairs in the 9th image are 3-legged to accommodate the unevenness of the stone flooring. THe inherent dampness of the setting required the built-in dressers in the bedrooms to have cane drawers for air circulation. If you look closely at the corner windows in image #4, you will see that there is no vertical bar on the outside corner, yet the windows open – at that corner! THe drive up is sheltered by a cantilevered overhang. THere was so much more, but it has been 37 years, after all!

  8. richard Says:

    I probably would have to urinate every half hour everytime i hear water falling.

  9. Eugene Says:

    Denise: I toured it in the early 90s. Even then it was still an amazing sight, and amazingly well maintained for a house that hasn’t been lived in for – at the time – over 40 years! Unfortunately, one of the cantilevered balconies has succumbed to weathering and actually does need a structural support now.

    And Bill: by “they” you mean Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the most intelligent architects of the 20th century, and he controlled the look of the building all the way down to the furniture put in it. I seriously doubt they treated any of the wood or surrounding forest in the way you think since this was the 1930s, and pesticides or wood treatment weren’t really a thing back then. On top of that, Radon is naturally occurring in pockets beneath the ground, but is released by humans most commonly in brick. Falling Water is not made of brick.

  10. alok Says:

    very nice concept

  11. rod Says:

    very good concept, excellent architecture but very poor design consideration. hehehehe

  12. tia Says:

    ur ruining nature!!!!!!not ur property!

  13. rezaul Says:

    very nice.

  14. Danny Says:

    I would love live there.

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