The “Circular Sun House” by Frank Lloyd Wright has gone on the market for $8,950,000 USD. Located in Pheonix, Arizona, the home is the last design to be completed by the American architect before his death and sees overlapping concentric circles forming an abstract floorplan.

The Circular Sun House was completed in 1967 – eight years after the architect’s death. As such, its completion was overseen by architect John Rattenbury, who had served as an apprentice of Lloyd Wright earlier in his career.

Rattenbury said of the design:

“After studying the topographic map, Wright set it aside for a while and worked on other projects. He always allowed an idea to germinate before committing to it to paper. The next morning he quickly sketched a plan on the map. With a panoramic view in mind, and considering the shape of the natural plateau, he drew two overlapping circles. After a while, Wright got up from his desk and walked out of the studio. He never returned.”

Also known as the Norman Lykes House, the design is typical of Lloyd Wright’s futuristic view, which throughout his career saw him favor circular shapes and curves. By taking this approach, each room in the house is offered unobstructed views, with many of them opening out onto terraces. Inside, much of the interior walls have been clad in room Philippine mahogany, which casts a golden hue across the bedrooms and hallway.

The property is set into the Palm Canyon hillside and offers views across the natural landscape, but also towards the nearby city below. Its beige-toned exteriors help it to blend in with the surrounding sandy terrain, while inside, three bedrooms, a library, an office, bathrooms, and large, open entertaining spaces make for a spacious home. Outside, a crescent-shaped pool is tucked away from view, behind high walls perforated with circle and triangular peepholes.

Many of the interior details have been retained. After the original owner’s Norman and Aimee Lykes sold the house in 1994, Rattenbury was called back to complete a sympathetic renovation, with all changes approved by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

Take a look around the property in the gallery above, and for more – check out the realtor’s website.

For more listings, see this Norman Jaffe East Hampton home, which is selling for $27.5 Million USD.
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