Inside Frank Lloyd Wright’s Circular Solar House
Frank Lloyd Wright’s final design, located at Phoenix Mountains Preserve, is currently on the market for $8.5 million.
The famous residence – with its overlapping concentric circles and sharply curved facade, is one of Arizona’s most recognized structures – and one of the best houses in the world – and now you can customize it.
Shipping tycoon Norman Lykes and his wife Aimee commissioned the Circular solar house (also known as Norman Lykes House) in 1959 and oversaw its completion in 1967. It was just one of 14 circular houses created by the famous architect during his long career which ended with his death in 1959, the year of the commissioning of the house.
Alongside Circular Sun House, Frank Lloyd Wright is remembered for Waterfall, a prairie style house in Pennsylvania, and Taliesin in his home state of Wisconsin.
The 3-bedroom home was last sold in 2019, before spending a brief stint on Airbnb (rented for around $1,395 a night). However, fear not, Frank Lloyd Wright fans. There are still a few opportunities to spend a few nights in other houses, including his Schwartz House (to Airbnb (opens in a new tab)) and his home in Waimea, Hawaii (on Vrbo (opens in a new tab)).
Listing Agent, Deanna Peters (opens in a new tab) of HomeSmart, hopes the next buyer will continue to carry on Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy by bringing the home firmly into the 21st century. Perhaps, as a family home or as a rental for the architect’s fans.
“Frank Lloyd Wright wanted his houses to evolve – he didn’t want them to become museums. People have to enjoy the property,” says Deanna H&G. “There are so many fans of his work that they would really like to visit the property.”
The house pays homage to Frank Lloyd Wright’s quintessential architectural style with its abundance of wood and uniquely shaped windows. However, in terms of interior design, the structure is the perfect canvas for its new owner to experiment. decoration ideas of their own.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s apprentice John Rattenbury, who completed the house after the architect’s death, also updated and remodeled the house in the early 1990s – designing a house similar to the one we see today today.
The house has 3,000 square feet of living space on two levels – showcasing neutral tones color ideas and iconic built-ins in the hallways and the wood-toned kitchen in particular. A swimming pool immediately leads to the main living area – with space for outdoor entertaining and waterside lounging.
Unparalleled views of Phoenix Mountains Preserve are seen from the pool pool and arched windows that overlook the canyon and city below.
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