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.
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 a meadow with contemporary sculptures and woodland trails. 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 tour explores the grounds and sculptures, providing views of the exterior of the house.
Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.