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Build a Cyclorama in This $5.45M Lautner Look-Alike

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On the market in West Chester, Pa., is a nearly 19,000-square-foot circular home asking $5.45M, a steal considering it cost more than $7M to build. The five-bedroom manse, on 21 acres, boasts nine bathrooms, an elevator, an eight-plus-car garage, top-of-the-line fixtures and appliances, and, well, just "too many glorious features to describe," so says the brokerbabble. That's all well and good, but the most tempting part of the home is its blatant attempt at starchitect John Lautner's space-age flair, the kind Lautner perfected with designs like Bob Hope's famous, UFO-like Palm Springs abode. So why isn't it selling? Curbed Philly postulates it's because no one knows what to do with a structure that looks like this, but offers an option: "Take advantage of the curved wall to create a cyclorama ... On glass, that sort of painting could be unique (or hideous—it's probably not a DIY project.)" Another shot of the home, below.

· Richard Neutra-Ish Cyclorama House for $5.5 Million [Curbed Philly]
· 1245 S. Creek Road [Zillow]
· All John Lautner coverage [Curbed National]