There’s something poetic about the last completed design by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright going up for sale at the same time as one of his earliest residential projects.
Just west of Chicago, the two-story shingled George W. Smith house, an early creation, is listed for $595,000, while across the country, in Phoenix, Wright’s Circular Sun House, his final residential design before passing, was recently relisted for $8.95 million.
Though the George W. Smith home shows a gifted architect stepping into experimentation, the Circular Sun House, also known as the Norman Lykes House, is the creation of a master. The monolithic home in the desert mountains is one of the architect’s most unique offerings, and one of only 14 circular homes he designed in his lifetime. Drafted to mimic the curves of the nearby bluffs, the home spans 3,095 square feet and is outfitted with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, an office, den, and library.