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[Fallingwater from path near southwest lookout, 3]
View 3 through the forest from the path near the lookout above the stream (Bear Run), from southwest. Frank Lloyd Wright planned the house with this view in mind.
The stream flows in front of the house (and under part of the cantilevered living room and terraces), but breaks at an angle away from the house at the upper waterfall, creating the illusion of water pouring out from under the house itself. The cantilevered levels and terraces with their light colored low walls look similar to the ledges below; it almost looks like the house is somehow part of the rock formations or even that the house grew out of the hillside. The southwest terrace nearest the camera (above and to the left of the falls) is doubly cantilevered, and from another view seems almost to hover in space.
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