Fallingwater®, Kaufmann Residence, Mill Run, Pa., c. 1936
Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright
Conservator: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
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Imagine the Kaufmann family’s surprise when, instead of boasting a view of the waterfall,
Frank Lloyd Wright suggested building their home on top of it! To restore the historic landmark’s
beauty, PPG’s color-matching technology rose to the occasion, recreating Wright’s original aesthetic
vision. To protect and beautify the outside, conservationists used PERMA-CRETE™ Alkali-resistant Primer coating and MANOR HALL® TIMELESS® paint for the topcoat. Inside, they
applied PURE PERFORMANCE® zero-VOC* base paint. They chose DURANAR® coatings for
the window frames to deliver unparalleled performance against the elements. And, they replaced
319 windows using STARPHIRE® ultra-clear glass and SUNGATE® low-emissivity glass.
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Restoring an iconic landmark’s beauty while honoring
Wright’s dedication to blending architecture with nature.
Perma-Crete is a trademark and Manor Hall, Timeless and Pure Performance are registered trademarks of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc. Bringing
innovation to the surface and PPG IdeaScapes are trademarks and Duranar, Starphire, Sungate and the PPG Logo are registered trademarks of PPG
Industries Ohio, Inc. Fallingwater is a registered trademark of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. © 2014 PPG Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.
*Colorants added to this base paint may increase volatile organic compound (VOC) levels significantly, depending on color choice.
Image of Fallingwater is used with express consent of Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. PPG is a proud sponsor of Fallingwater/ Western Pennsylvania