Perched along a rocky cliff in Phoenix, Arizona, the Circular Sun House, also known as the Norman Lykes House, is now listed for $8,950,000. Designed in 1959 and built in 1967, the Circular Sun House is Frank Lloyd Wright’s last completed architectural design. The residence is one of 14 round houses designed by the master architect and is designed to blend with the curved mountainous surroundings. The house offers 3,095 sqft (287 sqm) of living space with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a private courtyard with a circular pool.
The sprawling desert home, the Circular Sun House, was designed with concentric circles to create a flow between each room
The house was originally designed with five bedrooms and three bathrooms, said Agency partner Paul Siqueiros in a press release. In 1994, after the Lykes sold the house, Rattenbury was commissioned by the buyer to renovate the interior. As part of the renovation, the five bedrooms were modified and consolidated into three larger rooms, and several other updates were made throughout the house—all of which have been approved by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, according to the Agency. The house also features a private, crescent-shaped pool, a carport, central heating, air conditioning, and a gas fireplace.
According to the Zillow listing, The Circular Sun House was most recently sold in November 2019. Its current owners then listed the property for sale in September of 2020 for $7,950,000, before pulling the listing in October of 2022 and relisting it at $8,950,000—a nearly 13% increase—in January of 2023. Current owners have rented the iconic home on Airbnb, which would, of course, be welcomed by countless Frank Lloyd Wright fans if the new owners wanted to keep the tradition alive.
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