June 13, 2024
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Circular Solar House goes on the market for $8.9 million

Built into the rocks on a cliff in Phoenix, Arizona, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Circular Solar House is for sale for $8.9 million. Designed when the great architect was over 90 years old and it is one of the 14 circular houses that he designed.

The Circular Solar House was designed in 1959 for Norman Lykes (the name by which the house is also known), built in 1967 by John Rattenbury. and renovated in 1994, It is located at the top of a Palm Canyon hill, on the outskirts of Phoenix. This modernist and avant-garde style house is made up of two concentric circles in the shape of a shell. It is surrounded by a beautiful landscape and offers a spectacular view of Phoenix. The property has 287 m2 built and consists of three bedrooms (originally there were five), three bathrooms, a study, a library and a circular pool. Furniture was custom made.

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It must be remembered that Frank Lloyd Wright, the great American architect, designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completd. Wright believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its surroundings, a philosophy he called organic architecture. this philosophy was best exemplified by his design for Fallingwater (1935), which has been called “the greatest work of American architecture of all time.” Wright was a leader of the Prairie School architecture movement and developed the concept of the Usonian house, his unique vision for urban planning in the United States.

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