My favorite part of our weekend was our visit to Kentuck Knob. We had visited Falling Water years ago which is not far from there so we thought we'd explore Frank Lloyd Wright's second local home which he designed for the Hagans (of the local ice cream company) and the last home he ever designed before he passed away. I think that I actually liked this one a little better because it is built into a hillside on a huge wooded property of which you can hike and see an amazing collection of sculptures by some very famous artists. The house itself is hexagonal and is made from wood and stone which is local to the area. Frank Lloyd Wright actually designed the house for the Hagans without seeing the actual site. He did visit once during construction but only the foundation had been built. The woodwork is just incredible and he used a cantilever roofline, just like Falling Water. There is radiant floor heating and cork tile in the kitchen, as well as stainless steel and the coolest thing ever is the stovetop in which the burners flip down when they're in use and up when they're not, to provide more counterspace. There is no central air but the house stays cool in the summer since it's built into the hill. I couldn't take photos of the inside but the website shows a bit more and gives the history behind it. I am just so amazed at how "advanced" the designs in the house are, though it was built so many decades ago. This is why art history is so important... it gives us such an education about what has already been discovered because as they say, history is doomed to repeat itself if we are not educated. In this case, that would be a wonderful thing! I loved that Wright only designed a carport because he thought garages where just places that people stored junk! (Isn't that the truth?!). There is a really beautiful windchime on the back patio and several more around the property that just gently chime and look like cattails made of steel, rocking slightly in the wind. It is a very peaceful and beautiful place and I could only imagine being lucky enough to live there!