A HOME OF THE MOUNTAIN
Kentuck Knob is a hexagonal shaped home built by the well-known architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. You may of heard of Mr. Wright’s Fallingwater home that is located just 20 minutes from Kentuck Knob. Mr. Wright is known for incorporating nature into the homes he designs. 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.” Kentuck Knob resembles this theme as it appears to be a part of the mountain. The gorgeous stone foundation and red cypress walls make the home blend in with the mountain so well. The best part of the home is, despite the beautiful unique appearance, it was made to be affordable for the avarage American at the time. The home was initially built for I.N. and Bernadine Hagan and they resided here for 30 years until they fell ill and were forced to sell in 1985. During a visit to Fallingwater in 1985, Peter Palumbo learned of Mr. Wright’s Kentuck Knob up for sale and bought it just 6 weeks later. He and his wife, Hayat turned it into the museum it is today in order to preserve Mr. Wright’s work.
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Consider checking out Frank Lloyd Wright’s other pieces such as Fallingwater and Duncan House!
Address:723 Kentuck Road
Chalk Hill, PA 15421