There’s a reason why the late architect Frank Lloyd Wright is a household name.
From the late 19th century to the early 20th century, he pioneered the Prairie School movement of architecture, characterised by horizontal lines, flat roofs with broad eaves, and an integration with the natural landscape. The style was part of many single-family home designs across the country during this time.
Wright’s final home was designed for a couple, Norman and Aimee Lykes of Phoenix, Arizona, in 1957. They lived there until the mid-1980s, when another family moved in.
Here’s a look inside the home, one of 14 circular residences Wright designed in his lifetime.
In 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright designed this 2,900-square-foot home for the Lykes in Phoenix, where he died that year.
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Completed in 1967, the three-bedroom home is now asking $US3.25 million.
Large windows wrap around the living room …
… which offers incredible views of the Palm Canyon.
The home includes all of the original 1960s-era furniture.
In 1994, the current owners gave the home a few updates.
They enlarged the master bedroom and turned a workshop into a home theatre.
The home’s curved style is also found in many of Lloyd’s other late designs, like New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, with its distinct eggshell-shaped spiral interior.
These curves continue throughout the home.
The kitchen, which features rounded counters, is pictured below:
The home was Lloyd’s final residential design, though he didn’t completely finish it.
Before Lloyd died, he worked closely with his apprentice John Rattenbury, who finished the home’s design and oversaw its construction.
Built on the side of a cliff, the concrete home fits seamlessly into the desert landscape and serves as a testament to Lloyd’s legacy.
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