Fallingwater or Kaufmann Residence is a house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures and completed 500 works. Wright believed in designing structures which were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture...

 in 1935 in rural southwestern Pennsylvania
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, 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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. The home was built partly over a waterfall on Bear Run in the Mill Run section of Stewart Township
Stewart Township, Pennsylvania
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, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Fayette County, Pennsylvania
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, in the Laurel Highlands
Laurel Highlands
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 of the Allegheny Mountains
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Hailed by Time
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 shortly after its completion as Wright's "most beautiful job", it is listed among Smithsonian
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s Life List of 28 places "to visit before you die." It was designated a National Historic Landmark
National Historic Landmark
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 in 1966.