Frank Lloyd Wright’s last home going to auction

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Norman Lykes House was built in 1967, eight years after the architect’s death. Image courtesy TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

PHOENIX – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Circular Sun House, also known as the Norman Lykes House, is going to auction. It is the home the famous American architect worked on before he died in 1959.

Built in 1967 and restored in 1994 by his apprentice, John Rattenbury, the 3,095-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bath contemporary house is located on 1.3 acres on the edge of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve.

Wright had been working with Rattenbury on the Lykes House sketches and had chosen the building site and designed the furniture and built-ins for the home when he became ill and died at age 91.

The 3,095-square-foot contemporary house is located on 1.3 acres with a panoramic view of the Phoenix Mountains. Image courtesy TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

Wright designed over 1,000 structures during his 73-year career including many of America’s most famous buildings such as Fallingwater, the Guggenheim Museum and the Johnson Wax Headquarters.

The Circular Sun House auction will be held on Oct. 16 at the property by Heritage Auctions.

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