And by kind of, I mean really fucking awesome! The whole experience of FallingWater really has me *almost* speechless (click on the pics to enlarge them and feel the awe)…
Stairs from your Family Room so that you can frolic in the freakin waterfall running underneath your house. Well played FLW.
*Note…we are not showing the actual spigot, shower well or the soap on the rope because the wall decor, and the fact that you can walk right up, and over, bathers was mind blowing.
According to the tour guide, the following (first floor) cantilever began sagging in the 90′s and had to be secured. She made it seem like a design flaw on the part of FLW. According to Ted however, an outside engineer wanted the owners to add an Ibar (steel post) to reinforce the cantilever to the stone floor of the falls. FLW and the Senior Kaufmann had a huge fight when Senior K had the post installed for support. Apparently, the sagging was because the support beam was too heavy and being affected by the drag of the water and it was pulling the cantilever away from the house AND we will never know if the cantilever would have failed as originally designed, so the issue was more than likely not a design flaw on the part of Captain Awesome FLW.
The third floor wing for the only Kaufmann spawn.
We were confused by the picture taking rules. You are not allowed to take pics of anything inside of FW. You are also not allowed to touch anything, with the exception of your feet to the floor. We didn’t realize that when you are on the outside terrace spaces of the house you CAN take pics. We missed A LOT of opportunity. Including outside terrace shots, the canopy to the guest house and the pool area. Oh well, this can only mean We’ll Be Back.
I could Occupy Fish Porch or Occupy Falling Water. Either or.