The spiral house by Frank Lloyd Wright for his son David and daughter-in-law is up for sale for $12.95 million.
The one-of-a-kind structure is located at Phoenix's Arcadia neighborhood right on the edge of the scenic Phoenix Mountains Preserve. The property is currently owned by lawyer and developer Zach Rawling.
Notably, the massive 2,553-square-foot house was supposed to be donated to the School of Architecture at Taliesin. However, it did not push through.
The house owner and the school separated its ties after its attempt to raise funds. According to Rawling, the donation of the house to the school was dependent on a $7 million endowment that was to be gathered for the school by Dec. 31, 2020.
"The gift of the David Wright House to benefit the School will expand the School's footprint into the heart of Phoenix and celebrate the legacy of the David Wright House as an instructive environment for the experience and learning of architecture," said Rawling and Aaron Betsky, the dean of the School of Architecture at Taliesin.
About The House
The spiral house was completed in 1952 and remained as a family home until 10 years ago. After it had remained vacant for years and had been threatened to be razed by local developers in 2012, Rawling bought the house for $2.3 million to prevent it from being demolished.
Furthermore, Rawling had also attempted to turn the house into a museum before he worked with the architecture school that was established by Wright.
The David and Gladys Wright House has three bedrooms, and four bathrooms. It is located on a 5.9-acre land at the southern part of the Camelback Mountain. The house is still currently awaiting the result of its application for historic preservation with the City of Phoenix.
According to reports, neighbors of the famous property are concerned about the house gathering more crowd as it becomes a commercial attraction and causes the increase in vehicular traffic in the area. Also, there are other concerns in regard to the architectural school proposal.
The house is now part of the Bob Hassett of Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty listing. Additionally, it describes the Wright house as partly updated. However, it needs further improvements such as electrical and structural repairs.
Notably, this is not the only Frank Lloyd house that is available on the market at the moment. Another round Wright home, the Norman Lykes House, is also for sale for $3.25 million. The house is also located in Phoenix.