MILL RUN, Pa. - Masterpiece. Art. Perfection. Many fancy words and rapturous phrases have described Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous house.
It's all true. But what is also true is that I kept thinking, wow, this house is not childproof. A 2-year-old could tumble out that low, unlocked window and fall to his death! A toddler would drown in that unfenced plunge pool! The railings aren't high enough. The floor is too hard. And that giant open fireplace, what a safety issue. And where is the kitchen, anyway?
Obviously, I'm not the arbiter of architectural masterworks, only a hapless visitor with the pedestrian vision of a suburban housewife.
I do have to say...