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Circular Phoenix home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright sells for $1.7M

Oct 17, 2019, 4:35 AM | Updated: 1:48 pm
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PHOENIX — The last residence designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright sold for nearly $1.7 million at a Phoenix auction Wednesday.

The circular house on 36th Street north of Lincoln Drive, on the edge of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, was sold to a man who lives out of state and didn’t want to be identified, Heritage Auctions told The Associated Press.

The man intends to keep the home intact and use it a vacation destination.

According to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation website, the master designed the house in 1959, and apprentice John Rattenbury took over as architect after Wright’s death in Phoenix that year at age 91.

The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was completed in 1967.

It was on and off the market several times since 2016 and was most recently listed for $2.65 million.

Officials with the auction house say they were looking for a bidder who would invest in maintaining the integrity of the home.

Another Phoenix home Wright designed for his son and daughter-in-law remains on the market.

Constructed in 1952, the David and Gladys Wright House is currently listed at nearly $10 million.

The owner of the spiral-shaped house had wanted to turn it into a museum and event space. But neighbors in the upscale Arcadia neighborhood complained about possible traffic.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Circular Phoenix home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright sells for $1.7M