Frank Lloyd Wright’s Circular Sun House is now up for sale

This iconic masterpiece was the last house designed by Wright

by Rossana Vinci
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The Norman Lykes Residence was the last house that Frank Lloyd Wright designed before his death in 1959 and built in 1967. The estate is now up for sale for a whopping $7.95m. 

Also known as "The Circular Sun House” the iconic, 3,095-square-foot renowned estate is located on more than 1.3 acres on the edge of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve.

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According to CurbedThe Norman Lykes House was originally listed in 2016 for $3.6 million, but found no takers even after several price drops. It was finally sold at auction in October 2019 for just under $1.7 million to an out-of-state resident who, per the Associated Press, had planned to keep the house intact and use it for vacations.
In early 2020, the property was listed for rent on Zillow Rental Manager for $15,900 per month. And this month, it returned to the market asking a mind-boggling $7.95 million.

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Designed to blend in with the curves of the surrounding desert mountain, this iconic masterpiece was the last home designed by Wright and one of only 14 circular homes by the master architect. Overlapping concentric circles create a floorplan that flows seamlessly from one room to another while every room takes in unobstructed majestic views of Palm Canyon and the city below. Curved walls, clad in golden-hued Philippine mahogany cover the three bedrooms and hallway, reflecting the natural light of Palm Canyon.

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Sprawling entertaining spaces flow outside to ample patios and a crescent-shaped pool. Finishes include stainless wrapped kitchen counters, honed Italian rose marble in masterbath, handpicked slate floors from India, and of course, the original Hope's Windows.

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A masterful design embodying the beautiful natural landscape, this home was constructed of colored concrete block to blend with the surrounding boulders. Near the Phoenix Biltmore, and constructed on the edge of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve capturing the city lights and views.

 

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Norman Lykes Residence

Phoenix / United States