This Frank Lloyd Wright home is in the news after lots of controversy. Decades after Lloyd Wright built the home for his son, the Arizona home was scheduled for demolition. In 2012, Wright’s apprenticeship program, the School of Architecture at Taliesin, saved it. But funding fell through and the home is now listed for sale for almost $13 million.
The estate features sweeping views and a spiral design that became famous almost a decade later when Lloyd Wright completed the Guggenheim museum in New York City. All images courtesy of Sotheby’s.
Lloyd Wright built this home for his son, David, in 1952 and it is arguably his best design. In typical fashion, Frank Lloyd Wright not only designed the estate, he also created custom furniture and textiles to complete the look.
The Phoenix-area home is 2,553 square feet and features curves and bends that were the precursor to the iconic Guggenheim museum he completed seven years later in New York City.
The spiral-designed Guggenheim Museum in New York City is still as contemporary looking today as it was when completed in 1959. Image: Guggenheim
Here’s a closer look at the stunning Frank Lloyd Wright home
The round complex features many open spaces and floor-to-ceiling windows in order to enjoy the breath-taking surroundings.
Innovative for its time, the landscaping plan includes lighting to highlight the fluid shapes of the exterior.
Lighting flanks the curved and geometric pathways to guide visitors to the property. The lighting also creates a fascinating view from in the home.
The kitchen’s curved walls feature custom wood curved cabinetry and custom ergonomic countertops.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s attention to detail shows in the fireplace he built for the estate. The curves repeat on the fireplace, ceiling, carpet design and inner fireplace grill.
The living room features custom furniture and a large bespoke rug by the famed architect.
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