Have you ever wondered what the most beautiful House in the world looks like?
Well, this house here, popular called Fallingwater, is widely recognized by many people as the most beautiful house in the world.The house was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935. It is located in southwestern Pennsylvania, United States.
In 1991, members of the American Institute of Architects named Fallingwater the “best all-time work of American architecture”
According to legend, Wright sketched Fallingwater in only two hours. In 1934, the architect visited the home’s construction site and asked for an area survey. Then, he did absolutely nothing for nearly a year—until Kaufmann traveled to Milwaukee and called up Wright, announcing he’d be paying a surprise visit to his Wisconsin studio, Taliesin, to view the plans. Wright and his apprentices reportedly drew Fallingwater in the time it took his wealthy patron to drive to Taliesi.Fallingwater was a weekend house for the Edgar J. Kaufmann family of Pittsburgh, owners of Kaufmann’s Department Store.The original estimated cost for building Fallingwater was US$35,000. The final cost for the home and guest house was $155,000, broken down as: house $75,000, finishing and furnishing $22,000, guest house, garage and servants’ quarters $50,000, and architect’s fee $8,000.
The total project price of $155,000, adjusted for inflation, is the equivalent of about $2.6 million in 2015. The cost of restoration was estimated to be $11.5 million in 2001.
In 1963, Kaufmann, Jr. donated the property to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. In 1964, it was opened to the public as a museum; 4.5 million people since opening in 1964, with 167,270 visitors in 2015.
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