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Cook in United States
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Click to enlarge the pic Another Franky House
Country United States
City or Region Chalk Hill, Pennsylvania
Travelling with Mike & Tara
Travel date 04 Aug 2002
What you've been doing

After the slight disappointment of Fallingwater the previous day, a trip to Kentuck Knob (nice house, silly name!) was what I needed to restore my confidence in Franky Lloyd Wright!

Now I, Cook the ArchitectPig, have been to yet another of Franky's houses. This one is really nice - it's much closer to what I like, with distinctive rooms and features. It's a "usonian" home, one of Franky's made-up terms for his housing for the middle classes. The house is built around a "hexagon" theme, with a central "core" of that shape and the theme repeated several times around the house. There's lots of pretty wood and and stone and uncomfortable furniture! The tour was interesting, although no photography is allowed inside the house.

After the 45 minute tour you are left alone to wander around outside for as long as you like and then take a walk through the grounds and past the sculptures that the owners put there, back to the visitors centre. There is an in-depth tour available at 8:30 each morning, but we didn't make that...

Added : 13 Aug 2002, 18:50:55 (UK time)
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