The last home that famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed is located in Phoenix, and it recently sold for $1.627 million.
Called the “Norman Lykes home” after the man for whom it was designed, the curvaceous house at the edge of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve went to auction in October.
The house was listed for $3.25 million in 2018.
Kamyar Kakinma of Phoenix bought the 3,100-square-foot home, according to public real estate records.
Wright designed the house in 1959, just before his death. The house has rounded windows and walls to blend into the desert mountain it is perched on.
His apprentice John Rattenbury finished the design, and the house was built in 1967.
It’s one of 14 circular houses designed by Wright.
The spiral house Wright designed for his son David in the upscale Arcadia neighborhood is also on the market, listed for $9.9 million.
The concrete block house with three bedrooms and four bathrooms sits on 5.9 acres. The home has curved walls with panoramic Camelback Mountain views.
A plan for the house to be donated to the School of Architecture at Taliesin fell through last summer.
Many neighbors of the Arcadia-area Wright house hope the landmark will be preserved by buyers who wants to make it their home.
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