In 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright designed a curvilinear, two-story, single-family house for Norman and Aimee Lykes in Phoenix's Palm Canyon. Shortly after, the architect died and the house was completed by architect John Rattenbury, an apprentice of Wright, in 1967. Now, the 3,095-square-foot house, along with its original, custom-built furniture, has been listed by Scottsdale, Ariz.–based luxury real estate brokerage and lifestyle company the Agency for $3.25 million.
As the story goes, Wright's last residential design—this circular, concrete Norman Lykes House—takes its form the surrounding mountains. Made of concentric circles and cylinders, the floor plan offers seamless circulation and unobstructed views of Phoenix and Palm Canyon from every room in the house.
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.
The Norman Lykes House was last listed on the market in 2016 for $3.6 million.