Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lykes House

I’ve featured some of the many Frank Lloyd Wright influenced architecture located in the Phoenix area before on this blog. FLW designed and built many buildings that still remain in the area, some of which are quite prominent. This home built between 1966 and 1968 was the last Wright design built by the original client, Norman and Aime Lykes. Norman Lykes along with his brothers owned the Lykes Brothers Steamship Line. The home is built on the top of a hill in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve area and it must have some pretty amazing views of the city below.

11 comments:

Kate said...

It is such an unusual house. It must be fun to see all of these architectural wonders.

JM said...

It's amazing and I really like the 'camouflage' concept!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It would be a treat to see the inside.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

a very interesting architectural style. you always find great buildings and architects to talk about on your site.

glenda said...

Neat house. I wonder if someone lives there now. Would love to see inside.

Marie said...

I didn't know Wright had built such modern houses!

Thank you very much for your nice comment on my blog.

Sara said...

When visiting my daughter I would see that house all the time as we drove around the area! It really is interesting...

Hilda said...

I love how it blends in with its surroundings!

Louis la Vache said...

Very interesting! «Louis» remembers the Lykes Brothers steamship ads in National Geographic when he was growing up. What happened to that shipping line? «Louis» remembers their ships going to central and south America. One of the more famous of the Wright buildings in the Bay Area is the Marin County Civic Center.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» was thinking about this post again this morning and had to visit it again. He wonders if the "portholes" and the round shapes are deliberate or coincidental reminders of the portholes and smokestacks on the Lykes ships.

Anonymous said...

My father was the contractor who built the Lykes house in69. my grand father built all of the furniture for it. i worked with my father grandfather and brother to build it it took 18 months to build.
his name is Hap Van Duzee mine is Arnie