Frank Lloyd Wright’s final design before his death, the Norman Lykes House, is hitting the market for a reduced price.
Crafted out of a series of overlapping circles mirroring the nearby mountains, the Lykes house is one of only fourteen circular homes designed by America’s most famous architect. The 3,095-square-foot, futuristic home is located in Palm Canyon, Phoenix, and was for $3.6 million.
Wright sketched out the home for Norman and Aimee Lykes before his passing in 1959. His apprentice John Rattenbury eventually built the home in 1967 using the sketches and his conversations with Wright.
The current owners purchased the home from the Lykes in the mid-1980s.
Originally designed with five bedrooms and three bathrooms, Rattenbury updated the interiors in 1994 — with permission for Wright’s design school, . The home now has only three bedrooms, including a much larger master suite, and Rattenbury also into a home theatre.
The home’s custom built-in furniture will be included in the sale.
Outside, there is a crescent-shaped pool, landscaped with cacti and backdropped with mountain views. The home, built into the mountainside, is an example of Wright’s philosophy of “organic architecture” — where the “building grows out of the landscape .”
Represented by luxury real estate brokerage The Agency, the Norman Lykes House will hit the market for $3.25 in the coming weeks. If you can’t afford the steep price tag, you can still experience the wonder of Wright’s designs by renting one of these vacation homes.