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Lloyd Wright's Mayan-Inspired Derby House Wants $1.65M

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Designed by Lloyd Wright, prodigious son of architecture overlord Frank Lloyd Wright, this Los Angeles, Calif. home—listed for $1.65M—proves that, above all else, the younger Wright really knew how to commit to a theme. The 3,281-square-foot five-bedroom Derby House was originally built in 1926 for businessman James Derby, and is perhaps most recognizable by the concrete textile blocks imprinted with abstract yucca plant patterns that make up the front entrance, fireplace grates, French doors, and closets. Indeed these heavily Mayan-inspired details have been almost completely unaltered by the current owners, who have owned the place since 1974. Apparently, just one bathroom and the "designer kitchen" deviate from the home's original design and these seems to be the elements uniformly hated by commenters on Curbed LA, where the property was first written up. Still, the spirit remains pretty intact; as the Los Angeles Times once wrote, "One half-expects Mayan ghosts to surge from [the home's] bowels, spears outstretched in greeting." Right. Do have a look:

· Lloyd Wright's Mayan/Islamic Derby House Hits The Market In Glendale Asking $1.65 Million [Curbed LA]
· 2535 E Chevy Chase Dr [Redfin]
· Hats Off to Derby House : The landmark home in Glendale was designed by Lloyd Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright, and built in 1926. [LA Times]
· All Lloyd Wright posts [Curbed National]