Thursday, October 18, 2012

FLW Design


Known as the Benjamin Adelman House, this home was built in 1952 using Frank Lloyd Wright plans created in the 1940's.  It was built for Milwaukee businessman Benjamin Adelman who spent his winters in Arizona.  It was built at a cost of $25,000 and sold in 2002 for 1.2 million dollars.  In between that time, the home was enlarged from 1200 square feet to 3360 square feet.

I had to stand in the driveway to get the photo above.  From the street, the home is hard to see.

10 comments:

Thérèse said...

2002...
Ten years later I rather not think about the value...
But the design is recognizable! Nice and sleek.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

There is a controversy right now about a Frank Lloyd Wright house in the Arcadia section of Phoenix because it was bought by developers who got a demolition permit and plan to subdivide the lot and put up two or three homes.

Lowell said...

I lived in Phoenix in 1952. Near 7th Avenue and Thomas Rd as I recall. I think. Maybe. Don't remember this house, though. In 1952 I probably wasn't that interested in interesting architecture unless it was surrounded by cute 15-year-olds. :-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Now that was definitely a good investment Sharon.

Judy said...

They did a nice job of landscaping the place. I wonder what the value of it is now.

Randy said...

Awesome house.

Magpie said...

A style that lasts and obviously, appreciates. :)

RedPat said...

Wouldn't you like to see inside? I wonder about its present value.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Very brave of you to walk into the driveway. Good work.

JM said...

I think you might already know I'm a FLW fan! :-)