Architecture lovers, while there are many extraordinary Frank Lloyd Wright properties sprinkled around the U.S. that you can rent, here's a rare opportunity to actually own and live inside a mid-century modern home by the legendary designer.
Wright's last-ever residential design, the Norman Lykes House in Phoenix, Arizona, hits the auction later this month. Lucky bidders will have the opportunity to not only buy this incredibly stunning home, but also to own the final masterpiece from the most iconic American architect.
Masterfully designed to weave in and around the natural landscape, the Lykes home is constructed of concrete blocks colored to blend with the boulders surrounding it.
The home is a roomy 3,095 square feet, with three baths and three bedrooms that captures the ever-changing patterns of light and shadow as the sun travels across the canyon, according to the listing.
And while the sweeping canyon views certainly add to the property's appeal, the building itself is spectacular, as you'd expect. With a private garden terrace pool lined with mother of pearl, Philippine mahogany handcrafted throughout and Mid-century modern furnishings like barrel chairs and origami chairs that come with the sale of the house. There's also a private second-story office with 360-degree views.
Highlights, according to Heritage Auctions, include:
- Main residence 3095 sq ft.
- 3 bedrooms, 3 baths
- Private 1.3+ acre lot with gated driveway
- Spectacular views over Palm Canyon and across the valley
- Philippine mahogany handcrafted throughout
- Master suite with balcony and canyon views
- Private second-story office with 360-degree views
- Garden terrace pool lined with mother of pearl
- Mid-century modern furnishings are included
- Just a mile from the Biltmore
Frank Lloyd Wright's Norman Lykes home goes to auction on October 16, without reserve.