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).