In 1934, Frank Lloyd Wright assessed a set of crumbling cabins near a waterfall on a piece of land in a rural town outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The lush natural setting and soothing sound of water inspired the master architect to design a home built over the waterfall. Wright’s vision for this property was to harmonize habitat and nature; he called his creation Fallingwater.
A few thousand miles away, Highlands Oak in Carmel, California, channels this very same principle nearly a century later. Designed with Fallingwater in mind, and dreamed up under the shade of the property’s stately oak tree, the home is perched atop a secluded mountaintop.
Surrounded by verdant Pacific coast canyons, Highlands Oak is blessed with unparalleled panoramic ocean views and, like Fallingwater, is stunning proof of the serenity to be achieved in integrating a living space with nature.