13 Apr 2016: A Year of Celebrations at Kentuck Knob
2016 is a special year at Kentuck Knob as it marks the 60th anniversary of the home as well as 20 years of touring the public.
A Brief History
On 29 July 1956, I.N and Bernardine Hagan moved into Kentuck Knob after two years of construction. It was a romantic move as it coincided with their 26th wedding anniversary.
The Hagan’s first became acquainted with Wright’s architecture through a business venture and friendship with the Kaufman family of Fallingwater. With a desire to commission a home for themselves, they contacted Frank Lloyd Wright and visited him at his home, Taliesin, in Spring Green, WI.
With the help of the contractor, Herman Keys, a beautiful home was constructed of native sandstone, flagstone, tidewater red cypress and a stunning copper roof. A perfect example of organic architecture, the home is nestled into the hillside known as Kentuck Knob.
The Hagan’s lived in their 2200 square foot Usonian home for 28 happy years. Today, the home is owned by the Palumbo family who opened the home to public touring in 1996.
Learn more about the house and the people who have called it home.
We are excited to announce a series specially themed Farm to Table Dinners. For more information, follow us on social media and keep an eye on our website for announcements to come!