Spring is the perfect time to get back out in nature. The weather is temperate, the trees are just starting to bloom and the crowds are still thin. I recently had the opportunity to explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater near Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania. This iconic house blends into it’s surroundings, enhancing rather than overtaking the natural beauty. It is famous for it’s cantilevered terraces. They seem to levitate in thin air overhanging a small waterfall. The water itself produces a soothing, almost musical sound throughout the house. Original furnishings were also produced by Frank Lloyd Wright, and were donated along with the house to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy by Edward Kaufmann, Jr. If you have a chance to visit it’s worth the 90 minute drive from Pittsburgh to see this national treasure.
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Fallingwater (Photo – National Park Service)