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Duncan House at Polymath Park Resort

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Address: 187 Evergreen Lane, Acme, PA PA 15610
Phone Number: +1 877-833-7829
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Frank Lloyd Wright Overnight! Touring Fallingwater is Satisfying..Staying...

Frank Lloyd Wright Overnight! Touring Fallingwater is Satisfying..Staying at Polymath Park is Spellbinding!

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A fun pairing with Fallngwater

Duncan house and its 2 companions on this tour (Balter House and Blum House, designed by FLW protege Peter Berndston) are only 1/2 hour away by winding country road from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Holly H
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Duncan house and its 2 companions on this tour (Balter House and Blum House, designed by FLW protege Peter Berndston) are only 1/2 hour away by winding country road from Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob... so if you're there, you may as well take in all 3. Allow at least 2 hours at each location. At Polymath park, you voyage from... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Took this tour with a Lenzner group and loved it particularly for the history lesson. Although this house is not glamorous like the Kaufman or Hagean homes you must see to understand what it took too preserve this fascinating piece of architectural history. I would love to stay here for a weekend retreat-the home is awesome and the surrounding so... More 

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maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It was one of my dreams to stay here after taking the Polymath Tour. This design of this home is genius and the lighting is like an ever changing movie set, with each room offering a different vantage point. It breaks my heart to see cobwebs in corners and on the snow shoes in the hallway and it's equally disturbing... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful, relaxing weekend staying in the Balter House at Polymath Park. Nice that everything was provided at the house. Dinner at Treetops Restaurant was outstanding. Great location to also visit Falling Water and Kentuck Knob.

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Salem, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are several homes at Polymath Park Resort. We stayed at Blum House for one evening. Blum was an interesting example of the Wright style and comfortable to experience. It also provided great views of the Laurel Highlands and the night sky was rich with stars. The property allowed us to walk to the other homes at Polymath Park, which... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After touring Falling Water and Kentuck Knob, we were fortunate enough to be able to spend the night in the other third of the "Holy Trinity" Duncan House, located in Polymath Park. There are three house in the park. Two are designed by Wright apprentices, but only Duncan house was designed by Wright. It is a beautiful, three bedroom, FLW... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such an interesting tour of the Wright Duncan House and two adjoining houses by a Wright school-trained architect. You can actually stay at any one of them, which seems like a great experience. You could actually touch things in these houses, which was a fun difference from other Wright tours. The guide seemed very knowledgeable. The cafe was very good.... More 

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Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

After visiting Wright's Masterpiece "Falling Water" It was wonderful seeing the contrast of his home built for the "common" family. Polymath Park has a great collection of homes by Wright and apprentice homes that you can actually live in for a night or two. Peter Berndston was Wright's apprentice that designed the Blum and Balter houses on the property. A... More 

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Monterey, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

A very rushed and not very informative tour of three houses, one a kit house of Frank Lloyd Wright design and the other two by a different architect. IMHO not worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

My husband, a midcentury modern architecture enthusiast, and I visited Polymath park this weekend and stayed one night. We stayed in the Balter House; an exceptionally interesting little house with beautiful design, amazing windows and porches, and interesting details like built-in furniture. The appliances, fixtures, and most furniture is original to the era it was built (1964), so it truly... More 

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