PHOENIX — An Arizona home that architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed during the last year of his life is going on the auction block next month.
The Norman Lykes House in Phoenix, the last residential property Wright worked on, will be up for bid on Oct. 16, according to Heritage Auctions. The home has been on and off the market over the last few years and was last listed at around $2.7 million.
There will be no minimum starting bid required, the auction house said in a news release.
Wright designed the home, made of concrete blocks and nicknamed the “Circular Sun House,” before his death in April 1959 at age 91. It was commissioned by Norman and Aimee Lykes. It was last renovated in 1994.
The 3,095-square-foot (288-square-meter) property in the city’s Biltmore neighborhood has three bedrooms, three baths and is nestled on the edge of a mountain preserve. The buyer would also get all the original mid-century modern furnishings.
Jack Luciano, of the real estate brokerage company The Agency, says the next owner must be emotionally invested in the house.
“We want to make sure the person that buys this house maintains the integrity of the home, remodels it, keeps it and loves it just like the former two owners have,” Luciano told azfamily.com .