Frank Lloyd Wright House Dodges Demolition (For Now)
October 8, 2012
Last week, the New York Times featured a scathing front-page article about a greedy developer threatening to knock down a house that Frank Lloyd Wright built for his son in Phoenix, Arizona. The article and surrounding outrage have amazingly pushed any and all demolition plans back to at least the end of the month while the city scrambles to save the monumental home. Read more.
Built in 1952, the 2,500 square foot house is definitely a Wright creation. Its beautiful circular shape is reminiscent of the architect’s famous Guggenheim Museum in New York. The fortress-like outer shell, the spiral ramp, and the cool concrete interior embody a unique combination of Wright’s iconic desert aesthetic with a truly personal and familial touch.
The city of Phoenix is desperately searching for a buyer to save the house before the end of the month who will also support the home’s designation as a historic landmark. Until then, the house is reportedly guarded by police 24/7, just to make sure no stone is touched.
Photos: courtesy of Save The Wright House