Got $3.25 million lying around somewhere? Go grab the last of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian masterpiece while you still can, the Norman Lykes Home in Phoenix! This Space Optimized-approved dwelling was designed by the man himself for Norman and Aimme Lykes right before his death in 1959. The delightfully retro dwelling was eventually completed in 1967 by John Rattenbury, Frank Lloyd Wright’s apprentice.
The Norman Lykes Home has been up on the market for quite some time. Initially, it was being sold for $3.6 million but the price has been dropped slightly to its current price. The Normal Lykes Home is a curved modernist structure that sits on top of a desert plateau.
The curvilinear design reflects the natural curves of the desert mountains nearby, allowing the dwelling to blend seamlessly with its surroundings. It offers a glorious 180-degree view of the surrounding landscapes. If you decided to nab this historic home, you’ll get all the original furnishings too!
Let’s take a look around, shall we? The Norman Lykes Home spans 2,849 square feet. It comes with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a sizable living room complete with a fireplace and media room. The lower level room features dual offices, gorgeous cabinet storage, and a curved kitchen.
The living room features glass-pane semi-circular windows that give an expansive view of the Palm Canyon. A long retro couch is set near the windows so you can chill out while marveling at the stunning landscapes beyond.
Every piece of furniture in this stunning, Space Optimized-approved home has been customized and untouched. The curved kitchen, which is quite huge, is equipped with a combination of bespoke wood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances.
The media room also comes with beautiful, custom-built cabinetry in a natural wood finish and retro seats. There are also large ottomans that double as extra seating. The curved interior walls are lined with built-in storage and wood paneling made from Philippine mahogany. The media room used to be a workshop. It was converted into a home theater in the early 90s.
The bedroom – called the great room – reflects Wright’s hallmark design. The bed is set opposite the curved windows so you can watch the stars while lulling yourself to sleep. The bedroom’s equally sizable seating area frames the spectacular Palm canyon in the background.
The bathroom is just as beautiful and massive! It features a combination of custom wood closets, mosaic tile walls, and natural stone vessel sinks.
Oh, and yes, feast your eyes on the mother of pearl tiled pool area, which was the last addition to the structure. The pool sits near the overlooking area, giving dwellers a cool view of the desert landscape while having fun under the sun!
Want to own this historic, Space Optimized-approved home? If you’d like to drop by for a tour or score a deal, you can check out the listing here.