Monday, June 20, 2011

Frank Lloyd Wright Rocks!

We just took an extended weekend and made the nine hour (yes, that's right, nine hours with a toddler!) trek to Ohio for a family event.  On the way we stopped to see this.

In case you have no idea what this is, it's Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece home "Fallingwater"  built for the Kaufmann family in the 1930's as their weekend retreat.  Jealous!  This is arguably one of  the most important if not the most important piece of architecture in America.  It's absolutely brilliant in pictures but it's breathtaking in person.  

I love how it  looks like it's growing right out of the landscape around it.

It's such a serene atmosphere with the sounds of the waterfalls literally right outside the door.  We weren't able to go in to take the tour since kids under age six aren't allowed (boo!) but we did enjoy the scenery.  Just beautiful.  Even my little one looked like she was enjoying herself.  It's rare to get a picture of her without her super squinty "cheese" face or her blurry face since she rarely stands still for more than a nanosecond.

So after traveling 18 hours and spending 2 days with family we're now home and back to the grind.  The master bath is on hold while an even bigger project is underway...  the kitchen.  It's going to get a lot worse before it gets better.  My husband loves that saying, "you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelet".   I pretty much want to throw up every time he says it (he says it a lot), but I guess he's right...this time.  


  1. Said in my best Napoleon Dynamite voice:


  2. Its a masterpiece, but I was surprised at how small everything was inside. The bedrooms especially are tiny. And made of concrete. Everything was concrete. Its cool to look at but it seems as though it would have been not the most comfortable place to live. (My family has a reunion every year at a ymca camp near there, I've been there a couple times.)