FLW fans, this is one you’ll want to check out. The famed architect’s final project, the Norman Lykes House, is back on the market for $3.25 million.
Late in life, Wright embraced the geometry of circles, and this house is no exception. The construction focuses on a stack of concentric circles “that resemble an elaborate set of kaleidoscopic gears,” says the Phoenix New Times. The starchitect delivered the plans before his death in April 1959, and the home was ultimately built by his apprentice, John Rattenbury, in 1967.
According to Anne Stupp, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Board of Trustees:
This circular home with rounded windows and walls, custom built in furniture, and a crescent shaped pool is perched on a mountain overlooking Phoenix with a 180 degree view from the living room. Spectacular inside and out, yet noticeably calming, its curves follow the mountain backdrop.
The 2,800 square foot home has only had two owners, the Lykes and the current owners, who hired Rattenbury update the property in 1994. The architect converted the five bedroom home into a three bedroom, three bath space; the smallest rooms were the size of closets, according to Curbed. Changes were approved by Taliesin West, though the home is not on the National Register of Historic Places.
The property was originally listed in 2016 for $3.6 million.