Frank Lloyd Wright house in Phoenix listed for $9.9M

Catherine Reagor

By Catherine Reagor | June 08th, 2019

The priciest home for sale in Phoenix has sparked its fair share of controversy.

The spiral house that famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed for his son David in the upscale Arcadia neighborhood is listed for $9.9 million, which represents a $3 million price drop.

The 2,553-square-foot house built in 1952 was listed in September for $12.95 million.

The concrete block house with three bedrooms and four bathrooms sits on 5.9 acres. The iconic home has curved walls, one of three spiral designs from Wright, with panoramic views of Camelback Mountain. 

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The home has been partially updated, but requires additional structural and electrical work. The home includes a recently restored 360-square-foot guest house.

The house is considered a precursor to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Guggenheim Museum in New York City, according to a listing by realtor Bob Hassett.

Historic home back on the market

Last summer, a plan to donate the house to the School of Architecture at Taliesin fell through.

The home's owner, Zach Rawling, paid $2.3 million for the house in 2012 when a previous owner tried to demolish it. He had tried to open the house as a museum before working with Taliesin's architectural school. Rawling had agreed to donate the home to the school if $7 million could be raised to restore and run it.

Neighbors have raised concerns about the property becoming a commercial attraction that may bring more traffic.

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