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Norman Lykes House (1959)

The Lykes House is currently for sale for $8,950,000.  View the listing on Zillow here.

The Lykes House is an incredible design based on circles coming from a time very late in Frank Lloyd Wright’s life when had embraced the geometry of circles. The sketches for the house were the last to come from the great architect; he died in April of 1959 before the design was complete.

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The Lykes property can be rented for overnight stays. Long-term rentals are available. You can view rates and availability with VRBO using the links below. The reviews rave about the house and the host, giving it 5 stars!

Wright had however, spoken to an apprentice (John Rattenbury) about the designs and, upon Wright’s death, Rattenbury finished the design and made working drawings. Although they loved the design, the Lykeses waited another seven years to build it; it is however, located on the original site.

The 2800 square foot design is rather futuristic-looking, wrapping around and seemingly into the mountain itself. A new owner took possession in 1994 and hired architect John Rattenbury to make some significant changes to the house, including enlarging the master bedroom, combining two other bedrooms into a guest room and converting a workshop into a home theater. Even at the end of Wright’s life and career, he still adhered to his philosophy of organic architecture that blend with its surroundings.

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Architecture and home design have always fascinated me. As a young girl I enjoyed drawing floor plans, rearranging my parent’s furniture and playing with Lincoln Logs and Legos.  My passion has always been the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Since I have been old enough to drive a car, I have visited Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the Chicagoland area and attended the Wright Plus house walks. Now, as co-owners of Northern Sky Designs, my husband & I are able to combine our website design skills and FLW travels to bring you this website! Enjoy!

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