Follow Up on the David Wright House - A Happy Ending
In August 2012, we learned of the potential destruction of the historically significant David Wright House, a Frank Lloyd Wright original. Developers were looking to demolish the house and put new housing in its place. Public outcry ensued as multiple parties sought to preserve the home.
Good news arose last month as the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced that a buyer had been found to purchase the property from the developers. According to the Foundation, "The property will be transferred to an Arizona not-for-profit organization responsible for the restoration, maintenance and operation of the David Wright House... Built in 1950-52 for Frank Lloyd Wright’s son David and his wife Gladys, it is the only residence by the world-famous architect that utilizes a circular spiral plan similar to the Guggenheim Museum in New York, whose construction followed it by six years. Several architectural historians and architecture critics consider the David Wright House to be among the most significant Wright buildings."
We are happy to hear that the parties involved were able to reach a solution, and that this beautiful building will continue to stand as a major architectural achievement!