When you think of Frank Lloyd Wright, probably the last thing to come to mind is adobe constuction. Frank Lloyd Wright is famous for his signature prairie style of architecture so it is somewhat surprising that he designed one of the most beautiful abode homes in the American southwest.
Located just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, this home goes far beyond the traditional adobe box. The plans were drawn up by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1942 after he was commissioned by newspaperman Lloyd Burlington. He based his plans on an earlier design he first started working on in 1928.
Unfortunately, Wright died in 1959 so he did not live to see his design for the adobe completed.
Another developer eventually expanded the design and had the house built, but it was not actually finished until 1984. From first drawing to date of completion, it took a whopping 56 years!
The finished product has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in over 5,000 square feet.
And it is currently for sale! Asking price: $4,000,000
When Frank Lloyd Wright first drew up the plans, he called for only 2,400 square feet of finished living space.
The design was expanded to almost double the size under the direction of one of Wright’s apprentices, Charles Montooth.
It is known as the Pottery House because of its supple curves.
From the arched patio doors to the low profile valance lighting throughout, each detail is intoned by America’s most famous architect. This is the only adobe structure ever designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and the sense of purpose in the use of materials and siting is truly unique.
– from: realtor.com
The home also features an outdoor heated pool that meanders into a canal flowing inside the home…
It gives the house a living, breathing feel.