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Kentuck Knob

Foreshadowed by the world famous Fallingwaer, Kentuck Knob is the "other" Frank Lloyd Wright home in Fayette County. None the less, Kentuck Knob is a supurb example of Wright's genius from a later period in the famous architect's life. Wright's signature style is abundantly obvious and dramatic. Yet comparing Kentuck Knob to Fallingwater is comparing apples to oranges... they are very different structures in quite different settings.

A common comment from visitors is that "I could live there," when referring to Kentuck Knob. It is very "warm and homey" compared to Fallingwater. A hexagonal theme, openness, and the abundant use of cypress wood througout contribute to its livability.

It's owner, Lord Peter Palumbo of Walbrook, England, has allowed opening its doors to the public since 1996 due to his infrequent visits. Not only will you experience the Wright structure, you'll also be able to appreciate many fine works of art owned by Lord Palumbo. You'll also enjoy the grounds surrounding Kentuck Knob with beautiful landscaping and whimsical works of art (including a section of the Berlin Wall).

 


Contact Information

Kentuck Knob
PO Box 305
Chalk Hill 15421

www.kentuckknob.com

Tours Tue- Sun 10 - 4 Regular Tour 45 min-1 hout (reservations suggested)
Extented tours at 8:30 an 4:15 (by reservation only 1.5 Hour)

.Limited winter hours

Directions from the Inne at Watson's Choice

  • Turn Left [East] on Route 21 East
  • Travel 3.1 mi to traffic light at Route 119
  • Turn Right and stay to right following on-ramp sign to [US 119 South Morgantown/ US 40 East ]
  • This is the Uniontown By-Pass. Follow signs for US 40 East
  • Travel 8.3 miles to the top of Summit Mountain
  • After about 5.5 miles you'll start to climb the mountain (2.5 miles up from this is Point Lookout, a worthwhile quick stop).
  • At the top of the mountain to the right is the Summit Hotel
  • Continue straight on Route 40 East
  • Travel 2.2 miles to Intersection of Chalk Hill - Deer Lake Road
  • Look for the Post Office on the left in anticipation of a left turn to follow.
  • Caution: when making the left turn, it is difficult to see on-coming traffic because of curve.
  • Turn Left on Chalk Hill-Ohiopyle Road
  • Travel 6.0 miles to Kentuck Knob entrance on right.
  • Turn Right to Kentuck Knob
  • Many people continue on to Fallingwater from this point

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