This was kind of awesome.


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)…

Falling Water

Falling Water

Stairs from your Family Room so that you can frolic in the freakin waterfall running underneath your house.  Well played FLW.

Falling Water

This would not suck.

Brilliant

Let's buy a waterfall and have Frank Lloyd Wright build a house. ON TOP OF IT.

Outdoor natural spring shower with soap on a rope.  You read that right.  Kinky FLW.

Outdoor natural spring shower with soap on a rope. You read that right. Kinky 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.

Just a nice shot by Ted.

Just a nice shot by Ted.

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 controversial cantilever.

The controversial cantilever.

The third floor wing for the only Kaufmann spawn.

Don't get any ideas spawn.

Don't get any ideas 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.

Frank Lloyd Wright was the Man.

Frank Lloyd Wright was the Man.

I could Occupy Fish Porch or Occupy Falling Water.  Either or.

Falling Water

Did you hear that Amy Beans? Your Fish Porch is a close second to Falling Water. That gives me extra points right? I am an unapologetic suck up.

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4 responses to “This was kind of awesome.

  1. Beans

    Second only to FLW. I am blown away. I will be going there someday. Thanks for the awesome pictures. You an “occupy” my fish porch any day.

  2. wannabeted

    We’re a package deal, Amy…

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  4. Anonymous

    From Hindman Ave. to one of FLW’s finest. YOU ROCK! Check out the pics on my FB page of LW’s (junior) claim to fame. The Wayfarer’s Chapel, a place that you and ‘package deal’ should put on the ‘to do’ list.

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