The Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania is rich in nature, beauty, history, heritage, and much more. Visit the world-renowned Frank Lloyd Wright homes to experience all those riches in one place (or four).
Falling Water, Kentuck Knob, and Duncan House/Mäntylä at Polymath Park are considered some of the most beautiful architectural home structures of our time, and they help to share the philosophy of building with nature. Wright created these homes with what is now coined “organic architecture.” These visions promote harmony between people and nature through design.
Located 31 minutes door to door from Hartzell House, these architectural feats are a must-see, and we’re happy to schedule a tour for you.
1491 Mill Run Road, Mill Run, PA 15464
Built in 1935, Fallingwater is one of Wright’s most well-known residences. Perched above a 30-foot waterfall, this dramatically elegant home blends seamlessly with the natural landscape. Take this opportunity to visit one of the newest additions to the UNESCO World Heritage sites (yep, you heard that right!). Taking one of only 24 sites in the United States, Fallingwater is a national treasure right in our own backyard! The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy now owns the home, and it is open to the public as a museum. With space and time limitations, we encourage you to buy your tickets in advance.
723 Kentuck Road, Chalk Hill, PA 15421
Located just 7 miles south of Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob is a mountain gem. Built in the last decade of Wright’s career, this home of sandstone, cypress, and copper blends with nature while providing panoramic views of the Youghiogheny River. Kentuck Knob consists of only two right angles, uniquely capitalizing on hexagonal structures and patterns. This Frank Lloyd Wright home is also open to the public, with tours available from March through December. Again, with space and time limitations, we encourage you to buy your tickets in advance.
187 Evergreen Lane, Acme, PA 15610
Built in the 1950s and relocated to Frank Lloyd Wright at Polymath Park in 2004, Duncan House and Mäntylä provide even more insight into the organic architecture and mindfulness that Wright inspired throughout his career. These two peacefully integrated homes are located approximately 30 minutes from Fallingwater. We recommend hitting these two homes on the same trip and then dining at the Wright-inspired restaurant TreeTops located onsite.
The Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania provide an authentic and educational experience for everyone to enjoy and learn. Between these four Wright homes, we hope you can see the different visual and sensory aspects of each and their meaningful ties to nature. If you are a lover of photography, we recommend booking tours for the early morning or late afternoon when the outdoor lighting is best.
After a long, fulfilling day of visiting these Frank Lloyd Wright homes, take some time to relax and reflect at Hartzell House. Enjoy the quiet ambiance of our cozy and sophisticated vintage rooms. The casual luxury of our many different suite options will be the perfect way to end your day of southwestern Pennsylvania and Frank Lloyd Wright experiences. Make your plans now.