David Wright House Saved From Demolition

The New York Times

A few months ago, I wrote a post about the David Wright House, an endangered Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece in Phoenix. Well, with the New Year, comes new news. Good news, thankfully!

It seems that the preservationists' hard work has paid off, as the unique home that the architect designed for his son in 1952 was finally sold to an anonymous preservation-friendly buyer on December 20, 2012.

A nonprofit organization is now being created to operate the property and oversee its restoration, and the new owner will be pursuing landmark status for the home (at last!).

It is the intention of all involved to make the house available for educational purposes on a limited basis.

Whew, that was a close one!

Read More: Sale of Wright House Assures its Preservation from the New York Times

Az Central (lots of images)
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Colin Edward Slais, Architect

(Images: 1,4 & 5. Arch Daily, 2-3.Colin Edward Slais, Architect)