Sixty years after his death, monuments to Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovative vision remain etched into the architectural landscape.
For a fortunate few, owning a structure he designed is usually within reach.
Wright’s final residential design, the Norman Lykes House, recently sold at auction for $1,677,500.
The October 16 auction, held by Heritage Auctions, drew nearly 20 bidders vying for ownership of the iconic home.
Nicknamed the “Circular Sun House,” This specific design features a natural integration of the home’s surroundings. Credit: Heritage Auctions
Nicknamed the “Circular Sun House,” the 3,000-square-foot home is usually tucked into a rocky hillside in Phoenix, Arizona.
Wright designed the home for Norman as well as Amy Lykes just before his death, drawing upon his concept of organic architecture.
Wright’s designs were intended to be both functional as well as beautifully tailored compositions in which clients would certainly be able to live practically.
The interlocking circular design of the home is usually especially apparent coming from above. Credit: Heritage Auctions
The Norman Lykes House lives up to Wright’s goals. Its circular elements fit beautifully into the rugged desert surroundings.