Frank Lloyd Wright home for sale again after one rescue from developers' razing

What a disposable architectural heritage mentality that a FLW structure could even reach the point of being threatened with a wrecking crew by building contractors who wanted to erect a couple of stock homes in its place.

Step Inside a Frank Lloyd Wright House Saved From Demolition

EXCEPT: An experimental spiral-shaped house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1950 for his son and daughter-in-law, David and Gladys Wright, had all but disappeared from public view until 2009, when their heirs put the home on the market. The property, located in the tony Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix, fell into the hands of developers, who planned to tear it down and build two spec homes in its place.

A public outcry ensued, the demolition was halted and, in 2012, the house was purchased by a Las Vegas builder with deep roots in Phoenix, who established a nonprofit foundation to save the house. The Wright-designed house and guesthouse and the landscape were cleaned up and stabilized....

This Stunning Frank Lloyd Wright Home is for Sale

EXCERPT: This Frank Lloyd Wright home is in the news after lots of controversy. [...] the Arizona home was scheduled for demolition. In 2012, Wright’s apprenticeship program, the School of Architecture at Taliesin, saved it. But funding fell through and the home is now listed for sale for almost $13 million.

The estate features sweeping views and a spiral design that became famous almost a decade later when Lloyd Wright completed the Guggenheim museum in New York City. All images courtesy of Sotheby’s. [...] it is arguably his [Wright's] best design. In typical fashion, Frank Lloyd Wright not only designed the estate, he also created custom furniture and textiles to complete the look....


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