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[fallingwater guest house walk]
Guest house trellis and front wall, from west.
Though naturally unassuming, the guest house trellis is the longest cantilever at Fallingwater, drawing one from the top of the canopied steps (that lead up the hill from the main house), across the length of the front wall of the guest house (visible on the left in this photo), and on to the steps in the photo (bottom center) that take one over the wall of the guest house plunge pool. Making use of a device Frank Lloyd Wright would often use to suggest a reduction in the barrier between inside and outside, the corner window at the end of the front wall has no vertical corner post.
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Uphill, the guest wing, set on leveled ground, echoes many of the themes introduced in the main house.... The canopy continues straight eastward along the front of the guest wing to form a trellis echoing those below; this trellis includes the longest cantilever of the whole house, very quietly presented.

- Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., Fallingwater: A Frank Lloyd Wright Country House, p. 114.

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