Spectacular Fallingwater is this week’s Historic House Puzzle! Click here to go to the free online puzzle:
One of the highlights of 2021 for me was a visit to Fallingwater. Frank Lloyd Wright designed it as a weekend retreat for Edgar and Liliane Kaufmann of Pittsburg, PA. Located 70 miles from the city, it was recognized as an architectural masterpiece almost immediately upon completion in 1936.
The American Institute of Architects has called it the “best all-time work of American architecture.” I highly recommend a visit to anyone who hasn’t been. In many ways, the interior is even more remarkable than the exterior. Information at: https://fallingwater.org/
It was constructed with a combination of ancient masonry technology and then-new building technology. Now 85 years old, the house has presented considerable preservation challenges to the organization that owns it.
All historic house owners face challenges in restoring and preserving their homes. “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners” was written to help them understand their house, identify its character-defining features, and design and execute a restoration/rehab plan that preserves the important features of the house while making it livable for the 21st century.
The 720-page award-winning and best-selling hardcover book is available in bookstores and from online retailers.
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It is a perfect holiday gift for old house lovers!
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