Frank Lloyd Wright's House on Kentuck Knob

723 Kentuck Rd.
Chalk Hill, PA 15421- Map It
Phone: (724) 329-1901

AAA Editor Notes

Frank Lloyd Wright's House on Kentuck Knob, 6 mi. n. of US 40 at 723 Kentuck Rd. (Chalk Hill-Ohiopyle Rd.), was designed for Bernardine and I.N. Hagan in 1953 by renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The couple had admired Fallingwater, a house Wright had designed for the Kaufmann family, and asked him to design a house for them as well.</br>The house is one of Wright's Usonian designs and is constructed of tidewater red cypress and 800 tons of native sandstone; it appears to be part of the mountainous western Pennsylvania terrain. The design is based on a hexagonal grid with an open floor plan and expanses of glass, blurring the distinction between the indoor and outdoor spaces. The grounds include woodland trails with contemporary sculptures. A former greenhouse now serves as a visitor center. A guided 40-minute tour takes visitors around the exterior and through the interior of the home. The 90-minute in-depth tour shows visitors into secondary spaces of the home and highlights some of the collections on display. The Woodland Walk self-guiding tour explores the grounds and sculptures, providing views of the exterior of the house.</br>Guided tours are available. Food is available. </br>
$25; $18 (ages 6-18 and students with ID). In-depth tour $65. Woodland Walk tour $15. Ages 0-5 are not permitted on interior house tours. Reservations are strongly recommended for guided tours.
Hours: Guided tours are given Thurs.-Tues. 9-5, Wed. noon-5, Mar.-Oct.; Thurs.-Tues. 9-3, Wed. noon-3, in Nov.; Sat.-Sun. and day after Christmas-Dec. 31 10-3, in Dec. In-depth tours are offered daily; phone for schedule. Last Woodland Walk tour begins 1 hour before closing. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.