When you have a lot of money, things in life tend to get a bit easier. If you don’t find a house that you like, people will fall over themselves to propose newer, more personalized options that they can build just for you.
Having lots of options, and a cadre of brilliant architects at your fingertips generally means that the house you have had built for yourself will be pretty spectacular. Here are a few houses that were built for private use and represent some of the most exciting and innovative architecture in the world.
Fallingwater – Pennsylvania, USA
Fallingwater is Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterwork, and represents his personal design principles perfectly. Wright designed many spectacular buildings in his lifetime, including private homes, and larger corporate buildings. Fallingwater represents a high point of his career, and brought him out of relative obscurity when it was believed that the Great Depression had brought new home construction to a complete standstill.
Fallingwater was built over top of a 30-foot high waterfall, and works with the flow of the water, rather than trying to overpower it. Although his clients were skeptical at first, they soon came to appreciate being so close to nature.