One of Frank Lloyd Wright's homes in Kansas City, Missouri was just taken off the market—but not because someone purchased it. The Sondern-Adler House was originally listed for $1,650,000, but will now be sold by Heritage Auctions in a no-reserve auction. There's no minimum starting bid for the home, so you might be able to get away with a price less than the original asking. The auction will be held on on August 12, 2019 at Heritage’s Luxury Real Estate Auction.
This 1939 home remains a true testament to the iconic architect with most of its historic features and design elements still intact and in pristine condition.
The Sondern-Adler House, as it’s called, shows off some of Wright’s most famous architectural signatures: an open floor plan on one level, detailed dark wood elements, a flat, overhanging roof, walls of windows, and built-in furniture like bookshelves and banquette seating.
What’s unique about this house is that Wright not only designed the original 900-square-foot house for Dr. and Mrs. Clarence Sondern, but he also designed an addition for the house’s second owners, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Adler, in 1948 that more than tripled the square footage—hence the hyphenated name.
The house sits on a 1.4 acre lot that’s full of lush greenery you can enjoy through the numerous windows and French doors, or while relaxing on the expansive deck that wraps around the back of the house. There’s also a unique circular garden with koi pond and a large terrace that provide additional places to embrace outdoor living—just the way Wright would want it.
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