NCMH announces October trip to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater


Nonprofit preservation group North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH) has announced its seventh annual pilgrimage to Fallingwater, American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s residential masterpiece in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, on the weekend of Oct. 1 and 2.

NCMH says it is a Durham-based non-profit organization dedicated to archiving, preserving, and promoting Modernist residential design from the 1950s to today.

Wright designed Fallingwater as a vacation house for the Kaufman family of Pittburgh. It was built between 1936 and 1939 over a 30-foot waterfall. Today it is a National Historic Landmark.

A few miles away from Fallingwater, the NCMH group will also tour Kentuck Knob, a house Wright designed in the last decade of his life that features a celebrated sculpture garden. And in nearby Polymath Park, the group will tour Wright’s 1957 “Usonian” Duncan House as well as two Usonian-inspired houses. “Usonian” was Wright’s concept of practical, functional, affordable housing for middle-class families that would redefine how people thought of their living spaces, NCMH says.

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