Nebraska bidder wins Frank Lloyd Wright-built house in Kansas City

Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A bidder from Nebraska has paid $920,000 for a house designed and built in Kansas City, Missouri, by iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

The Kansas City Star reports that Heritage Auctions says the new owner wants to remain anonymous for now, but the bidder plans to honor the integrity of the Sondern-Adler house that sold Monday. Wright designed the home in 1939 for Clarence Sondern. He designed a later addition for the second owner, Arnold Adler.

Heritage Auctions spokesman Eric Bradley says the winning bidder plans to keep it a national or regional destination.

View of patio. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

The home had been on the market for 11 months at $1.65 million. It was offered at auction with no reserve, meaning it would sell for whatever the top bid was, regardless of the amount.

Bidding began at $450,000. Bids quickly soared to $775,000, with the Nebraska bidder on the phone going head-to-head with a representative for a local bidder.


Information from: The Kansas City Star

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