Preservation Series

Protecting this wonderful home and architectural treasure is something the staff at Kentuck Knob takes very seriously. Learn more about what goes into preserving an iconic Frank Lloyd Wright house from our curator.


  • Preservation Series: A Tale of Two Tables – Nakashima in a Frank Lloyd Wright Home

    “Life, on occasion, becomes a matter of serendipity.” – Lord Palumbo on purchasing Kentuck Knob Such a moment occurred when I.N. and Bernardine Hagan were in New York City working with Paul Mayen choosing furniture for their newly constructed home. While in New York, an......

  • Preservation Series: British Invasion

    Every few months we break out the large key and pry open both of our postal boxes and mail the letters guests have dropped in. While only relics, many of our guests assume the mail is picked up on a regular basis from these early......

  • Preservation Series: The Red Army

    As you walk down the sculpture path, a blur of red appears through the trees and you may ask yourself, “What is that?”. The 900-some odd, thin, metal men and women that make up The Red Army have quite an impact on our visitors. We......

  • Preservation Series: Kentuck Knob’s Greenhouse (A Tradition of Preservation)

    Mrs. Hagan, an avid gardener and lover of nature, had the unique opportunity to cultivate her green thumb in an historic greenhouse (that once sat on the grounds at Fallingwater) which she helped to protect and preserve – a tradition we continue today. Mr. Green,......

  • Preservation Series: Pond Edition

    With the assistance of Robert Taylor, an architect from Carnegie Mellon University, the pond at Kentuck Knob was built directly outside of the master bedroom’ s eastern windows. Large boulders were placed to create this triangular shaped pool which appears to flow naturally from the......