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UPDATE: Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Lykes House for Sale by No-Reserve Auction

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Sep 16, 2019

The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Phoenix home, once listed for $2,650,000, will now be sold in a no-reserve auction this October.

Just before his death in 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Norman Lykes House. Apprentice John Rattenbury was appointed the architect for the home following Wright’s passing, and the project was built in 1967. The home was once listed for sale at $2,650,000, but will now be sold by Heritage Auctions in a no-reserve auction, with no minimum starting bid, on October 16, 2019.

The Phoenix home is built into the side of the mountain, offering breathtaking views of the city. Wright designed the home specifically for the rocky, uneven site.

“This circular home with rounded windows and walls, custom built in furniture, and a crescent shaped pool is perched on a mountain overlooking Phoenix with a 180 degree view from the living room.  Spectacular inside and out, yet noticeably calming,  its curves follow the mountain backdrop.” – Anne Stupp, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Board of Trustees


Photo via Heritage Auctions

The home, originally designed with five bedrooms and three bathrooms, now has three bedrooms with a larger master bedroom.  The space offers the same stunning view as from the living room, and opens to a small balcony.

Photo via Heritage Auctions

An abundance of storage space can be found throughout the house, with the original built-ins lining the hallways and walls.

Adjacent to the circular kitchen and living room, there is a small television room, which was originally designed as a workspace. Next to the room is a narrow, spiral staircase leading up to an office.

Click and drag the image above to see a 360 degree photo of the living room.