Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Today we went to Kentuck Knob, one of the houses in central PA designed by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
To say the house and its surroundings are beautiful is an understatement. Mr. Wright’s architecture tries to blend in with nature, instead of clashing with it. The roof, the materials used, the angles and geometric shapes found everywhere, make this house more than just a building, it is a truly inspiring work of art and you can’t help but be amazed by each detail and his marvelous designs. The house is built against the mountainside. It is a beautiful home in a truly harmonious location. It was a wonderful tour.
Afterwards we drove about twenty minutes - again going up and down mountains with some very steep grades - to Falling Water, the other house we’ll tour tomorrow.
We parked just outside the gate and the security guard was kind enough to direct us to the parking lot of the campground next door which is closed for the season, and said we could park there for the night and this area is patrolled by security several times a night.