Wednesday, November 27, 2019
WORLD ARCHITECTURE / LAST WRIGHT DESIGNED HOME GOES CHEAP AT AUCTION
Reportedly, the last home Frank Lloyd Wright (this one designed on Mars like terrain in the northern foothills of the Greater Phoenix area) was recently sold at auction for $1.67 million, according to the auction firm handling the transaction. That price seems a bargain given what auctioneer Nate Schar, director of Heritage Auctions told the media recently: "The new owner of the last home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright now owns a masterpiece by America's most iconic architect," Schar said.
The new owner, it appears got a good price because the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in September 2019 said the home had once been listed at $2.65 million.
Completed in 1967 after Wright’s death (April, 1959), the 3,100 square-foot North 36th Street property was originally commissioned and owned by Wright Clients: The Norman and Amy Lykes Family. Over the years, the home was called “Circular Sun House.”
The home features 3 beds, 3 baths, 2 living areas and an office with 360-degree views on the inside, and a private entertaining terrace featuring an indoor wet bar and shimmering pool with fountain lined with mother of pearl.
The new owner, who has asked to remain anonymous, told media that he intends to “preserve the home and use it as a vacation home.”
Photos: Heritage Auctions and one image from Google Maps.