Inside/Outside David and Gladys “Frank Lloyd Wright” house, $13M iconic Arizona design


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Livable art and a Frank Lloyd wright original!

Location: 5212 E EXETER BLVD, Phoenix (Arcadia), AZ 85018

  • Specs: 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2553 sf
  • Asking: $12,950,000

This is an original Frank Lloyd Wright design created for Mr. Frank Lloyd Wright’s son and his wife (per yahoo). This iconic design was completed in 1952 and sits on 9.5 acres of one of the most prime real estate locations in Phoenix, Arizona aka Arcadia.

HISTORY: In 2012, the property was threatened with demolition before owner Zach Rawling purchased it for $2.4M. After establishing the nonprofit David & Gladys Wright Home Foundation, Rawling worked tirelessly to preserve the house, first as a proposed museum and later as part of a donation to the School of Architecture at Taliesin. But neighbors opposed the plans, battling zoning changes and the crowds that might come with a tourist destination. – Mansion Global

The property features sweeping views of camelback mountain, concrete block construction (very rare), a pool, and guest house. The estate has been partially updated, but requires additional rehabilitations, including necessary structural and electrical repairs (SOLD AS IS) per listing agent – Robert J Hassett

If you love art, appreciate architecture, and in the market for something unique this home checks all the boxes. So it needs a little work and some people will not see the value here, but that’s what makes it attractive. I considered this property the Mona Lisa of homes says agent Juan Pesqueira. This is a very rare property, there is nothing (zero) like this home anywhere in the world. Rare and scarce equal value so if you’re a real estate aficionado who is looking for a trophy property to add to your portfolio you cannot go wrong with this one! The right buyer, who is willing to update but keep original will only increase its value. This is not a buy and flip but a buy and hold. We have/are already seeing record-breaking sales and list prices within the past year. Buyers are flocking here from all over the world and because of that prices will continue to go up, so will a very rare and unique homes like this… Juan Pesqueira

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“the Lykes Home” an original (and last) Frank Lloyd Wright designed home.


How Excited must one be to hear whispers of a Frank Lloyd Wright house for sale? I know I am so here we go…

Located at 6836 N 36th ST, Phoenix, AZ 85018 atop Palm Canyon tucked ways away from Lincoln Dr, in fact it’s one of the last properties up 36th street. Boosting some impressive and spectacular views of the valley of the sun. This livable art and impressive design has a price tag of $3,600,000 and features 3 BEDs, 3 BATHs, 2,849 sf, 2 car carport, all on a 1.32-acre lot. Fully renovated in 1995 and registered with the Wright Conservatory.

Wright designed the home for Norman and Aimee Lykes in 1959, riffing off the curves and forms of the nearby mountains to create a residence with a commanding view of Palm Canyon (all the bedrooms open up to the valley). It was the last sketch he would finish before passing away in April 1959; his apprentice John Rattenbury, with whom he consulted with before he passed away, finished the design and oversaw construction of the home on the original site, which was completed in 1967. The unique, wrapping interior, which include numerous built-ins, was updated for a previous owner by Rattenbury in 1994 (alterations included enlarging the master bedroom and converting a workshop into a home theater) – Curbed.com

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The 6 Most “Iconic Architects” in Arizona & where you might see their Inspirational Architecture Designs


Arizona has so many famous and amazing architects, some local, and some who have passed by leaving their mark. The most well-known architect in Arizona and throughout the world is Frank Lloyd Wright, his designs are considered art work or livable art. His famous work in Arizona can be seen in Arcadia, Tempe, and the Biltmore.  A few of his assistants and apprentices have made names for themselves just by using his name. For more info visit http://www.franklloydwright.org/

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A local architect Bennie Gonzalez known for designing most of Scottsdale municipal buildings, hundreds of private homes, and residences throughout Arizona. His distinctive style of southwestern architecture has been widely copied. I am very familiar with his work in southern Arizona the small border town of Nogales, Arizona because I grew up there.

Bennie Gonzalez retired in Nogales, Arizona but like anyone who truly loves what they do could not stay retired for long.  He designed his own private residence in Vista De Cielo, several homes nearby in Meadow Hills and Rio Rico, local warehouse, and some of Nogales most iconic buildings such as the VFW, and Nogales-Rochlin Public Library.  In my 18 years in Nogales Arizona I visited the public library on the regular, attended many events at the VFW, and passed by many of his home designs in Meadow Hills and Rio Rico. Gonzales died in November 2008. The cause of death was a brain tumor, not Alzheimer’s as many accounts claim  according to his wife through the Nogales International.  Thanks Bennie Gonzalez you are a true inspiration and thanks for leaving a mark, some of the best work you have ever designed is in Nogales, AZ.

Today the master creations of a Mark Candelaria or Bing Hu are hot commodities and sell quickly for top dollar – many can be seen or found throughout Scottsdale or Paradise Valley. If you are in the market for a Mark Candelaria understand that his designs are very expensive and over the top but well worth it!

Blending Mediterranean and Country French architecture in Paradise Valley

You might find an original Alfred Newman Beadle that was designed in 1963, completely rebuild by design and transformed. Taken from its original Al Beadle 1963 mid-century modern and transformed into today’s modern unique ultra-contemporary.

Head off the beaten path and travel upwards to Cave Creek. If you look hard enough you might see a glimpse of Architect Michal Johnson Architect Contemporary Purity with walls of glass sprawled across some of Arizona’s most tranquil desert terrain.

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Architecture is amazing, beautiful to look at, and continues to evolve. Some say Architecture is nothing but wasted space. One thing is certain there is no lack of architecture designed homes in Arizona, every house is a little (or a lot) different than the other. So pick up your feet, relax, and enjoy the search.

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