Jun 20, 2013
Simplifying Travel: Historic Homes Worth Visiting
from The Glass HouseFarnsworth House Ludwig Mies van der Rohe built the Farnsworth House in 1951. At the time it was one of the most unique designs around. This house also contains continuous glass, which was a departure from the European architecture of the time. It's located in Plano, Illinois. I'd love to visit for a weekend trip!
from Farnsworth HouseFalling Water When planning my architecture vacation, I can't forget about Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water, located in Western Pennsylvania. The house was built between 1936 and 1939 and amazingly, the style is still trending today. It caught the world's eye because it doesn't appear to be built on the ground. Instead it stretches over a 30' waterfall. It's definitely a must see!
from Falling Water
Also near the NYC area is Kykuit, which was home to the Rockefeller family for years. The 6-story home is massive and contains a large collection of 20th century sculpture, as well as Rockefeller's collection of Picasso tapestries. Not only is the home stunning, the artwork inside is stunning, as well! The best part is that it's just a half hour from Manhattan!
I adore castles, and there aren't many here in the United States. If you head west to California you can see the gorgeous Hearst Castle with your very own eyes! The castle, owned by the Hearst family, was named "La Custa Encanta", which means The Enchanted Hill. I'd love to add this to my architecture tour list!
from Paso Robles TV
There are so many beautiful homes with vast histories to see here in the United States. I hope I get to visit a few of these this summer. I know that even if I make it to all of these, there's still so much more to see! Which homes would you like to visit?