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“Beautiful Usonian Home”
Review of Kentuck Knob

Kentuck Knob
Reviewed October 15, 2013

One of Wright's last Usonian homes, this house is worth seeing because of its clear enunciation of Wright's insistence on having "artistic control" over the interior arrangements and almost every detail of its contents. It is hard to imagine the dedication of his clients given the effort the owner had to make just to be allowed to have a linen closet. She still did not get any major storage space, because Wright did not believe in it. Yet she loved the home and him! The home is sited on the side of a hill (they are called knobs in PA) and an October visit gives a good view of foliage. The tour was informed and helpful.

Thank Dan R
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

A different sort of Frank Loyd Wright.
Also a must see is the walk back via the meadow.
Very close to Falling water and also close to Fort Necessity.

Thank bsunick
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Very interesting home. Nothing like Falling Waters. Our tour guide did a good job. We were the last tour of the day and they (2 tour guides) closed up the house and got on the bus and left us (2 couples) there! We had to walk all the way down the hill and the whole place was closed up and everyone gone. We had no idea that was the last bus of the day. No one told Us. How Rude!
I will say in comparison to Falling Waters this tour is overpriced. I think the Englishmen that owns it is trying to make a killing off Americans!

2  Thank PrincessDog065
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

We visited this great site after Falling Water. Don't pass it up. They are about 6 miles apart. Great views from the hill. The grounds are amassing, you will spend about half of your tour outside , so dress for the weather. This home is a Usonian house, build for the common people as Wright would say. It's not so common. It's also still a private home. Anyway, you ought to visit, it's just great...

Thank Baba-Kahawa
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Several hotel/lodging people mentioned how popular Kentuck Knob was with visitors when I was working to secure arrangements for this trip. We made reservations to see it following our tour of the Falling Water House. It was a wonderful compliment to Falling Water and doing both tours in the day is convenient and worthwhile. You have to park at the bottom of the hill and take a shuttle from the Visitor's Center to the house, but you can take a stroll back down the hill after the tour is over. Unfortunately, a cloudburst opened up as our tour ended so we were unable to enjoy the walk down the hill. This house, while definitely a Frank Lloyd Wright design (Usonian?) it offers some wonderful contrasts to Falling Water and the living room with its beautiful ceiling was spectacular. I really wish I could find foldable cooktops like the kitchen had--some neat innovations, there. This house is smaller and basically on one level, so may be more manageable for folks who have a hard time negotiating stairs. There is a small gift shop with café at the visitor's center, as well. if you appreciate the work of Frank Lloyd Wright--you won't be disappointed.

Thank Richard M
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