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“Amazing Architecture”
Review of Farnsworth House

Farnsworth House
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Plano
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Owner description: Landmark house designed by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe that is open to the public.
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Quite an amazing house along with an amazing story! Our tour guide was most knowledgeable and welcomed extra questions. From within the house you felt at one with the beautiful natural surroundings outside. I think I could easily enjoy this as a weekend retreat - just maybe not during a rain storm! This is a great example of "less is more".

1  Thank willieske
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

If you have any interest in architecture, you'll love touring this house. It's a beautiful structure with quite a history: romance, rejection, an English Lord and natural disasters. This house has something for everyone. Most importantly, it's stunning to look at and tour.

1  Thank Mathyew
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

I really knew nothing about this architect and was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this tour. The tour took over an hour and our guide did an excellent job. The gift shop is really nice and the video they play (takes about 20 minutes to watch) is worth watching.

Thank travelchiks
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

What a magical house! The best example of Modernist architecture and proof of the maxim, Less is More. Pay extra for photo privileges. Linger on the terraces. It's even better than Fallingwater by Wright, which is hard to beat.

1  Thank GeorgeSmart
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

For any fan of modern architecture and particularly for anyone interested in the mind-blowing work of Mies Van Der Rohe, the Farnsworth House is a must visit. Perhaps centuries ahead of its time, It didn't just stretch the envelope of modern home design, it exploded it. The docents are great as is the gift shop as other reviewers have noted. If you're visiting in the Spring, however, check in advance as to whether the area around the house has been flooded by the Fox River which often overflows its banks at that time of year.

1  Thank Thoughful-Traveler
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