Lloyd Wright's Derby House is on the market for $3.295 million
California's architectural icon is on the National Register of Historic Places – we take a tour
The Derby House, one of Lloyd Wright's 'strongest architectural achievements', is on the market for $3.295 million.
Built in 1926, The Derby House is amongst the most renowned of Lloyd Wright's houses. The architect was the son of Frank Lloyd Wright, the American pioneer who designed 1000s of properties in his 70-year career. Among the most famous of these are Fallingwater in Pennsylvania and Taliesin West in Arizona – both of which pay homage to his organic architecture theory.
Wright's father credited his son with creating the famous Derby House – a home that consequently holds a place on the National Register of Historic Places. The home, which is situated in Glendale – a city in Los Angeles County, California, epitomizes Lloyd Wright's architectural style through its striking exteriors and contemporary interiors that still look modern today.
The Illinois-native created homes across the US, but you can now purchase an estate far beyond the architect's state for a three-million-dollar price tag,
The SoCal property exhibits a trove of modern decorating ideas, most primarily through its double-storied living room that combines contemporary assets with traditional architectural features. The most notable of these is the fireplace – with eight-foot-high wrought iron gates that overlook mature oak trees in the home's sprawling garden.
Alongside the main fireplace, Derby House showcases Lloyd Wright's features through its French door grills, closets, and abstract renderings of the yucca plants growing on the surrounding hills. This urban gardening idea compliments the subtle interior and celebrates his legacy, and the legacy of his father, beyond Derby House's four walls.
The home also has a hexagonal dining room with a floor-to-ceiling fireplace and 1.5 acres across four adjacent lots that are included in the listing price. Its current owners have also filled the rooms with artworks and sculptures that bring a sense of rustic Californian spirit to the property.
Aaron Leider, Elham Shaoulian, Drew Carlson, and Brandon Soufer of The Agency currently hold the $3.295 million listing. Ready to invest in a piece of history? We're excited to see who will call this Lloyd Wright masterpiece their home.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA.
Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.
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