Designed to blend in with the curves of the surrounding desert mountain, this iconic masterpiece (Norman Lykes Home) is the last home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and one of only fourteen circular homes by the master architect. Overlapping concentric circles create a floorplan that flows seamlessly from one room to another while every room takes in unobstructed majestic views of Phoenix. Curved walls, clad in golden hued Philippine mahogany cover the three bedrooms and hallway, reflecting the natural light of Palm Canyon. Sprawling entertaining spaces flow outside to ample patios and a crescent shaped pool. Updates made in 1994 by the current owner and approved by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Finishes include stainless wrapped kitchen counters, honed Italian rose marble in master bath, handpicked slate floors from India and of course, the original Hope's Windows. Designed just before his death in 1959 for Norman and Aimee Lykes, the home was ultimately built in 1967 by apprentice John Rattenbury.
The result is a stunningly preserved example of Wright’s later aesthetics, which arguably culminated in New York City’s Guggenheim museum. Emerging from the side of a mountain and framing a 180-degree-view of the landscape, the Lykes home boasts curved walls, circular and semi-circular windows and other geometric cutouts, custom built-ins, and original furniture.
sources: theagencyre, curbed