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Wright designed and built Fallingwater from 1936 to 1939 for the Kaufmann family. In 1938, it graced the cover of Time Magazine and became instantly famous for its unmatched architectural beauty and creative design incorporating cantilevered steel over a 30 foot waterfall. The Kaufmanns had wanted a view of the falls, but instead their house was built directly over them. Wright explained that he wanted them to live with the falls and make them a part of their everyday life, not just look at them from time to time. Today, a variety of tours are held throughout the year at Fallingwater. It is still one of America's favorite homes.

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