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UPDATE: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Sondern-Adler House for Sale by No-Reserve Auction

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Jul 29, 2019

The Kansas City, Missouri, home, once listed at $1.6 million, will now be sold in a no-reserve auction.

Built in an L-shape, this 2,965-square-foot Usonian home has earned a double name. One half of the name comes from the first owner, Clarence Sondern, who commissioned a 900-square-foot home by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939. The second half comes from the home’s second owner, who expanded the home by more than 2,000 square feet in 1948, which included another bedroom, additional bathrooms, additional living spaces and a carport.

The home was originally listed for sale at $1,650,000, but will now be sold by Heritage Auctions in a no-reserve auction, with no minimum starting bid, on August 12, 2019 at Heritage’s Luxury Real Estate Auction.

The exterior and interiors are made up of cypress and brick. “As with all the Usonian houses, the brick masonry walls and board and batten partitions rest on a concrete mat with floor heating,” wrote Bruce Brooks Pfieffer in his book series, Wright.

The Sondern-Adler House is one of only two Frank Lloyd Wright homes in Kansas City. The home is set on a 1.4-acre lot with three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The home is located at 3600 Belleview Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64111.
For more information about the home and the auction, visit the Heritage Auctions website. All photos via ReeceNichols Real Estate.