Frank Lloyd Wright is one the most celebrated and revered architects in history. His modern designs, inspired by nature, have transcended time. He once said, "No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together, each the happier for the other." A visit to any one of his beautifully designed homes is a testament to that belief.
www.fallingwater.org Fallingwater, in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, was built over a waterfall in 1936 and is considered by many as Wright's greatest architectural masterpiece. The home was on the cover of Time magazine in 1938.
The Duncan House at Polymath Park Resort is just 17 miles from Fallingwater and is nestled in the woods near the village of Acme, Penn. The house can be rented for $425 for up to three people a night. Because of the historical nature of the home, children must be 6 years old or older.
Designed by Wright at the age of 86, the unique hexagon shapes of Kentuck Knob in Chalk Hill, Penn., are combined with sandstone and red cypress to create a dramatic and serene house that blends into the hills and provides breathtaking views.
Wright designed this home, in Lake County, Ohio, for Louis Penfield -- who was 6 feet 8 inches tall -- with high ceilings and long windows to reflect the owner's profile. The house can be rented for $275 a night, with a maximum of 5 people allowed.
The Seth Peterson Cottage, designed in 1958, was one of Wright's last commissions and sits at the edge of a wooded bluff overlooking Mirror Lake in Wisconsin. The cottage can accommodate up to four people for $275 a night. Tours are also available.
"Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders' spinning, buildings qualified by light, bred by native character to environment, married to the ground." -- Frank Lloyd Wright