Fans of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright may be interested to know that a home constructed from his only adobe design is now listed on the Santa Fe real estate market. Offered at $4.75 million, this 4,900 square foot mansion features a remarkable southwestern adobe design, as well as many luxurious features.
Originally designed by Wright in the 1920s, the home was supposed to be built in El Paso, TX. For whatever reason, the home was never constructed. Some believe it was due to disagreements between Wright and the homeowner, but it’s unclear what those disagreements were. Needless to say, the project never got off the ground and by the end of the 1940s, the whole plan was abandoned.
Decades later, in 1984, a developer from Minneapolis named Charles Klotsche decided to pick up the project. With permission from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Klotsche was granted use of the adobe plans. Working alongside other architects who trained with Wright, Klotsche completed the structure in Santa Fe, NM in 1985.
While Klotsche maintained the original floor plan and basic design, he did take some liberties regarding the size. The original adobe design was for a 2,400 square foot home. Klotsche more than doubled the square footage by expanding it to 4,900 square feet with five bedrooms and four bathrooms. The home itself sits on a nine-acre lot with views overlooking Santa Fe.
In addition to offering an amazing amount of space and openness, this home also features a half-moon pool with a canal leading into one of the bathrooms. The home also incorporates many of Wright’s trademark design elements. Rounded walls, large windows, a central courtyard and more add to the ambiance and make the home truly unique.
To read more about this home, check out the following article from NBCNews.com: http://www.nbcnews.com/business/frank-lloyd-wright-adobe-house-market-1C6874178