Looking for a Frank Lloyd Wright? You Have 30 Days…

The David S. Wright Home in Arcadia, Arizona. Photo via Curbd LA.

According to a local Arizona news channel, a home designed for his son, David S. Wright, is on the chopping block.

The house, located in Arcadia, Arizona, was purchased earlier this year by developers who plan to demolish the site – unless a buyer steps forth within the next 30 days.

The circular house is rather unique for Wright as an architect, and holds special significance for the Wright family. As Frank’s great-granddaughter, Anne Wright Levi, who often visited the house growing up, shared with 3TV: “This house is a piece of history, it represents a piece of Arizona that Frank Lloyd Wright loved so much. [...] This house was the community before the community was here, and it should be saved.”

So, how much will this piece of history cost you? Well, the developers bought the property for $1.8 million, so you can expect to dish out at least the same. But what’s a couple million when it comes to preserving a piece of architectural history?

Story via Yahoo News

Cite: Quirk, Vanessa. "Looking for a Frank Lloyd Wright? You Have 30 Days…" 20 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 31 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=256328>
  • J

    Developers need to rot.

  • Cedric

    Is there no evil that developers can conjure?

  • Cedric

    *can’t

  • http://wfabiszak.com Walt

    “This house is a piece of history, it represents a piece of Arizona that Frank Lloyd Wright loved so much. [...] This house was the community before the community was here, and it should be saved.”
    Ironic that the Wright heirs placed the house for sale in 2008 at $3.9 mil. and sold it in 2009 for a cash offer of $2.8 mil..

    • ZumthorFanatic

      So I assume there’s not a law in America that prohibits the demolition of heritage structures? In our country, you’d get imprisoned if you do that.

  • Sela

    There was only ever one FLW home built in Oregon, the Gordon House. In 2001 that property changed hands and the buyer’s plans for it didn’t include the house, which also needed work done. To save it from demolition a group purchased *just* the house. It was *moved* and refurbished. It’s now sited at the Oregon Garden (Silverton) where it is a museum and educational center. I’ve toured it several times myself. This model seems a possible solution for saving the David S. Wright House. They should not have to pay full asking for a structure scheduled for destruction.

  • Jason

    Demolish it. It’s just part of America’s soul, which America values less than fast cash.

    Yeah, I’m a blooded American, all NEW, all the time, gimme gimme new, because I don’t have a clue who I am. Money and power. Let’s build one big 40-foot high hand gun on the site. We’ll put reality TV and fast food, and sex, and celebrity, endless bloat, and cars and talk shows.

    Yeah, gimme gimme gimee, blood, money and speed because I am an American and I’m asleep at the wheel.

    • Dropout

      ae911truth.org – add that to your USA credo