Frank Lloyd Wright’s One-of-a-Kind Circular Sun House Lists in Arizona
This architectural masterpiece in Phoenix, Arizona was the final project of the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright before his passing. Commissioned in 1959 by shipping magnate Norman Lykes and his wife Aimee and built in 1967, the "Circular Sun House," also known as the "Lykes House," is one of only 14 circular homes designed by Wright during his illustrious career.
Listed for 8.95 million 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms 3,095 sf
The residence, which features overlapping concentric circles, crescents, circles, and triangles cut out of its curving concrete block exterior, was last sold at auction in 2019 for nearly $1.7 million. It later floated for sale at nearly $8 million before being transformed into an Airbnb rental. Now, the iconic midcentury property is back on the market, asking just under $9 million.
The three-bedroom, three-bath house has just over 3,000 square feet of split-level living space and boasts numerous updates and remodels, including an extensive renovation in the early 1990s by Wright's apprentice, John Rattenbury, without altering the original footprint. The interior boasts slate floors, mahogany walls, built-ins, and expansive arched windows that offer breathtaking views of the canyon, mountains, and city lights.
Located on a rocky hillside parcel of land spanning over an acre in the Palm Canyon neighborhood of Phoenix, bordering the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, the all-white desert dwelling features a porte-cochère, parking for two cars, a spacious living room with a massive fireplace and banquette seating, an adjacent dining area connected to a functional kitchen, and a spiral staircase leading to an office. The home also includes a den, library, and a master retreat with a private balcony, marble-clad bath with a dressing area, spa tub, and shower. The walled backyard boasts a crescent-shaped pool, water feature, and expansive terrace perfect for outdoor entertaining and lounging.
This property was featured in Robb Report and is a must-see for architecture and design enthusiasts.
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