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One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s final designs asks $4.2M

A restored farmhouse that’s among the many late nice architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s final creations has listed in Los Banos, California. 

Inbuilt 1961, the 4,041-square-foot property — higher often known as the Fawcett Farm — was constructed for a farmer named Randall “Buck” Fawcett, finest recognized for turning down a suggestion to play for the Chicago Bears within the identify of operating his household’s enterprise, in line with the Fresno Bee

Wright designed the house for him forward of his 1959 demise, making it one his last works, albeit one which was erected posthumously. 

For 48 years, Fawcett remained the property’s solely proprietor. After his demise, in 2009, the Fawcett Farm listed for the primary time. In 2012, its new homeowners undertook an intensive and finally award-winning restoration of the property with the assistance of Wright apprentice and Taliesin Affiliate architect Arthur Dyson — and session from Wright’s son, Eric Lloyd Wright, in line with the Bee.  

Now it’s again available on the market and asking $4.25 million. 

In 2012 the home underwent an award-winning renovation.
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It was owned by its unique occupant till 2009.
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The house is considered one of Wright’s Usonian homes.
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The grounds embody a Koi pond.
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The house has a swimming pool and a Japanese backyard.
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Wright’s son helped seek the advice of on the renovation.
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There are roughly 60 Usonian houses complete.
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The compound is about on 76 acres.
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The home is positioned in Los Banos, California.
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The gated compound contains a seven-bedroom, six-bathroom fundamental residence with open plan dwelling, eating and household areas — plus a number of fireplaces and a laundry room. There may be additionally a “semi-attached small museum,” a big indifferent workshop, a swimming pool, a Koi pond and a Japanese backyard. 

“Sited on 76 acres of land in California’s Central Valley that Buck Fawcett characterised to Wright as essentially the most fertile agricultural land on the planet, the residence and surrounding gardens afford an island of peace rising from the crops and merging with the distant mountains on the far horizon,” the itemizing — held by Crosby Doe Associates — describes.

The house is “thought of by many as one of many most interesting examples of Wright’s ‘Usonian’ houses” famous the California Preservation Foundation’s Design Award in its writeup of the property, which received in 2019.

Usonian houses refers back to the roughly 60 middle-income household houses Wright designed beginning in 1936.

“A powerful visible connection between the inside and exterior areas is a vital attribute of all Usonian houses,” the Basis defined. 

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