Monday, August 15, 2016
Lykes House Revisited
Way back in 2009, I had a post about this house, the last home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. I recently took another drive up the mountain and found myself right next to this beautiful home. It was built for Norman and Aime Lykes in 1967 but, it was the last home Wright designed before he passed away in 1959. The home was built by an apprentice of Wright's, John Rattenbury.
Apparently, this house was put on the market early this year. I found a listing for it at $3.6 million dollars. I didn't see any record that it actually sold but, I'm assuming it did. If you click the "listing" link above, that site has some pictures from inside the house. You can tell from the second shot that the home has some fabulous views over the city of Phoenix. I bet it's spectacular at night.
The house reminds me very much of the David and Gladys Wright house that I featured on January 28th, 29th, and the 30th of this year. It has that same rounded, almost snake-like design. The similarities make sense since both homes were designed late in the architect's life.