— Frank Lloyd Wright, 1938
Fallingwater offered the Kauffman family what many of the architect's other works also do:
- a shelter with a vista without and within; protection, but without "feeling cut off from nature"
- a sense of grounding; planes that fit with the site and give a sense of "repose" amidst undisturbed neighbors such as trees and rocks and waterways and other "revered ancestors"
- order through unity of man and nature