Welcome to Yahoo Homes of the Week, powered by Zillow. This week, we're looking at homes for sale designed by famous American architects. From Frank Lloyd Wright's preserved masterpieces to John Lautner's progressive creations, here are a few architectural gems currently on the market. See more architectural masterpieces on Zillow Blog.
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Stephen M B Hunt House
345 7th Ave, La Grange, IL
For sale: $649,900
One of the most revered American architects, Frank Lloyd Wright designed several homes in and around Chicago in his classic "prairie" style. Built in 1907, Wright's Stephen M B Hunt House is now listed for $649,900 after two price cuts.
With only three owners since its construction, the home has been carefully preserved, showing off design elements Wright is known for: dark woods, horizontal lines and overhanging flat eaves.
Jules Gregory Home
315 Goat Hill Rd, Lambertville, NJ
For sale: $999,000
When architect Jules Gregory set out to build his own home, he wanted to pay tribute to the surrounding landscape with walls of windows and a sleek design using natural materials. But with a striking double-conoid roof, the final product doesn't exactly blend in with nature.
The undulating, wave-like design was voted one of America's "10 Best Houses" by Architectural Record in 1961. While staying true to its original construction, the interior has had several updates to contemporize the kitchen and baths.
1430 Hyde Park Rd, Santa Fe, NM
For sale: $3.8 million
In an architect's absence, what happens to his unfinished works? In the case of Frank Lloyd Wright, 16 homes that he designed have been constructed after his death, according to listing agent David Fries of Sotheby's International Realty.
The Pottery House was intended to be built in El Paso, TX, but nearly 30 years after Wright shelved the plans, a Minneapolis developer built the home in Santa Fe, NM. The curved, adobe design is on par with what Wright had intended, although the home is more than twice the originally planned size.
5121 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA
For sale: $4.888 million
Following in his father's famous footsteps, Frank Lloyd Wright Jr., commonly known as Lloyd Wright, is recognized for his cutting-edge architecture. The Sowden House is no exception, with a dramatic use of textile-block design.
Built in a "Mayan Revival" style, the home was designed for a friend who was known for hosting lavish parties and loving theater. As such, it's fitting that the home has continued to be used for Hollywood parties and productions, including "The Aviator" and "Project Runway: Season 6."
Charles Platt Penthouse
1150 5th Ave #PHB, New York, NY
For sale: $7.495 million
Charles Platt is known for designing the Freer Gallery of Art and the Clark Wing at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (both in Washington, DC), as well as several urban and country homes.
Built in 1924, this Carnegie Hill co-op was designed by Platt with double-height ceilings and light-filled spaces. Currently on the market for $7.495 million, the penthouse duplex also shows off a prime Central Park view from a terrace running the length of the living room.
78 Malibu Colony Rd, Malibu, CA
For sale: $22 million
John Lautner was known for his Space Age-inspired designs, as seen in his striking Stevens House. Originally built in 1967, the home has undergone significant renovations to preserve its original structure.The most pronounced feature is undoubtedly the curved roof, which mirrors waves hitting the beach on the Malibu property. Other highlights include high ceilings, a large beach deck and enormous windows.
McKim, Mead & White Historical Landmark
15 Dupont Cir NW, Washington, DC
For sale: $26 million
This home has both architectural and historical significance. Stanford White of the renowned firm McKim, Mead & White designed the home, which later became a temporary residence for President Calvin Coolidge and his wife.
White reportedly "excelled at designing gracefully proportioned structures set off by exquisite Italian Renaissance ornamentation." This 36,470-square-foot home fits the bill with a stunning marble facade and elegantly refined living spaces.