Legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright had an incredibly fruitful career designing almost one thousand structures—about 400 of which were actually built. And some of them, such as Fallingwater and, of course, the Guggenheim Museum, went on to become just as iconic as Wright himself. And while nowadays, architecture enthusiasts can virtually tour some of his buildings (or rent some of them, too), if you count yourself a true FLW fan, you may as well invest in a property that was designed by the prolific architect.
Enter the Norman Lykes Residence in Arizona that just hit the market.
The ''Circular Sun House'' as it is also known was actually the last property Wright created before his death in 1959. It is perched on a mountainous hill in Phoenix and sports breathtaking panoramic views of the city and Palm Canyon.
The circular desert home was built in 1967 and, according to the listing on Zillow, is one of only 14 of similar shape that Wright designed. The 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home spans a little over 3,000 square feet and mimics the surrounding desert terrain in its shape, construction, and color palette.
The house consists of several overlapping concentric circles that create a unique floor plan. Rooms seamlessly flow from one to another as their curved walls are covered in gold-hued mahogany and concrete. All the furniture and cabinetry in the residence have been custom-built and luxury finishes include Italian rose marble and handpicked slate floors from India.
Outside, a crescent-shaped swimming pool paved with mother-of-pearl tiles and a spacious patio make for an entertaining paradise.
So for any Wright fans in the market for a world-class home, this one may just be for you—for $7.95 million, that is.
All photos courtesy of Casey Pickard.