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Frank Lloyd Wright's Final Home For Sale, Asks $3.6M

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The Norman Lykes home in Phoenix, Arizona. Image via Wikimedia Commons.
The Norman Lykes home in Phoenix, Arizona.
Jaydec at English Wikipedia

The final home that Frank Lloyd Wright designed, the curvaceous Norman Lykes home, just hit the market, a marvelous example of the architect's late-career style, exemplified by the Guggenheim and David and Gladys Wright home. This historic, curved home in Phoenix, Arizona, is asking $3.6 million, and includes the equally impressive original furniture. A series of concentric circles set on a desert plateau, the home, which looks like a set of intricate clock gears from above, shows Wright's mastery of organic design that references the landscape. Matterport created a 3D model of the home:

Wright designed the home for Norman and Aimee Lykes in 1959, riffing off the curves and forms of the nearby mountains to create a residence with a commanding view of Palm Canyon (all the bedrooms open up to the valley). It was the last sketch he would finish before passing away in April 1959; his apprentice John Rattenbury, with whom he consulted with before he passed away, finished the design and oversaw construction of the home on the original site, which was completed in 1967. The unique, wrapping interior, which include numerous built-ins, was updated for a previous owner by Rattenbury in 1994 (alterations included enlarging the master bedroom and converting a workshop into a home theater).

· 6836 N 36th Street, Phoenix, AZ [Estately]
· Frank Lloyd Wright archive [Curbed]