Kentuck Knob, a distinctive hexagonal residence, stands as a testament to the genius of the renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. You may be familiar with his iconic Fallingwater home, a mere 20-minute drive from Kentuck Knob. Wright’s architectural philosophy was deeply rooted in harmonizing his designs with the surrounding natural environment. He once professed, “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 exemplifies this ethos as it seamlessly integrates into the mountainside. The exquisite stone foundation and rich red cypress walls meld with the landscape, creating a striking and harmonious whole. Remarkably, despite its unique and captivating appearance, Wright designed this home to be attainable for the average American of its time.
Originally constructed for I.N. and Bernadine Hagan, they called Kentuck Knob home for three decades until illness compelled them to sell in 1985. During a visit to Fallingwater that same year, Peter Palumbo learned of Kentuck Knob’s availability and swiftly acquired it, just six weeks later. Together with his wife, Hayat, they transformed it into the museum we admire today, dedicated to preserving the enduring legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright’s visionary work.
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Consider checking out Frank Lloyd Wright’s other historical landmarks Fallingwater and Duncan House!
Address:723 Kentuck Road
Chalk Hill, PA 15421