$2.9 million will buy you Frank Lloyd Wright's son's house - or take loads of Cali-style inspo from the pics for free

The distinctive architecture - a Lloyd Wright hallmark - is a sight to behold in this 4-bed bungalow

Exterior shot of a bungalow at dusk
(Image credit: Jordan Palacio for Sotheby's International Realty)

No one does Mid-Century style and quirky geometric architecture better than Frank Lloyd Wright - except, perhaps, his son. With a unique eye for design as distinctive as his father's, Lloyd Wright Jr knows how to make homes that wow, and this Californian bungalow is a prime example. 

Nestled in the San Gabriel foothills, the four-bed Usonian-inspired home showcases the hallmark angular architecture of the Lloyd Wrights. Built in 1948, the interior is characterized by a harmonious blend of horizontal lines, ribbed concrete walls, expansive glass panels, and striking rooflines which merge together to form a visually arresting space. 

The best part? It could be yours for the sum of $2.9 million. Here, we take a peek inside the modern home to see all it has to offer. 


Exterior shot of a bungalow with a modern garden

(Image credit: Jordan Palacio for Sotheby's International Realty)

Just shy of an acre of land, the exterior of this fascinating property encases the home in a tranquil setting. The beautiful landscaping makes use of native plants, meandering pathways, mature trees, and a delightful water garden that attracts local wildlife for a calming sanctuary space on one side of the house, while a concrete patio and original built-in barbecue provide an ideal setting for al fresco entertaining on the other.

Living room 

A living room with a fireplace and mid-century style furniture

(Image credit: Jordan Palacio for Sotheby's International Realty)

Inside, the home itself is thoughtfully arranged into three distinct zones: the living space, the kitchen-dining area, and the bedroom wing.

Taking inspiration from the Mid-Century style during which the home was built, the living room features soft wooden accents and curved furniture that prioritizes comfort. Expansive windows frame picturesque views and fill the rooms with natural light, while the open floor plan, with its unique shapes and oblique angles, invites new ways to arrange furniture and maximize every inch of space.


An angular shaped kitchen with built in light wooden cabinetry and a kitchen island

(Image credit: Jordan Palacio for Sotheby's International Realty)

A similar story translates to the kitchen where the unusual floorplan makes for a convivial space. Floor-to-ceiling windows make the room bright and airy, while the built-in wooden cabinetry creates a cohesive feel that follows through to every other room. The simple design has a timeless quality to it, while also offering each new inhabitant a clean slate to make their own mark. 

Dining area

A dining area with floor to ceiling windows and built in wooden cabinetry

(Image credit: Jordan Palacio for Sotheby's International Realty)

In the spacious dining area, diagonal floorboards and horizontal wall panels form impactful clean lines while also creating a sense of flow that invites you to follow the layout of the home around every corner. The built-in cabinets also offer ample storage for a visually clean and clutter-free space.

Home office 

A home office with built in wall shelving

(Image credit: Jordan Palacio for Sotheby's International Realty)

The home office space features another example of the wonders of storage, this time utilizing open wall shelving. Acting here as a way to display a beautifully curated decor collection, they allow for a comforting, personalized space that invites anyone who enters the room to take a closer look. 


An angular shaped bedroom with a double bed

(Image credit: Jordan Palacio for Sotheby's International Realty)

The master bedroom wonderfully showcases the oblique shapes of the property, projecting the room out into the garden beyond. This more modernized wing of the house features recessed ceiling spotlights and sleek floorboards, and continues the theme of panoramic windows, blurring the line between outdoors and in. 


A built in bath surrounded by blue tiles

(Image credit: Jordan Palacio for Sotheby's International Realty)

In one of three full modern bathrooms, this built-in tub features a striking tiling design in a beautifully steely blue tone that's bang on trend right now. The contemporary renovation plays on the trademark angles of the Lloyd Wright style with a twist on the stacked tile pattern using geometrical layouts. This play on perspective shows how even the smallest of details in this architectural home epitomizes the iconic Prairie style of the Father and Son duo. 

Enough to tempt you out of $2.9 million? It certainly would for us if we had the money to spare. 

Listed by Sharon Verani and Mark Ogden of Sotheby's International Realty - Pasadena Brokerage

Color & Trends Editor

Lilith Hudson is the Color & Trends Editor at Livingetc. Writing news, features, and explainers for our digital platform, she's the go-to person for all the latest micro-trends, interior hacks, and color inspiration you need in your home. Lilith discovered a love for lifestyle journalism during her BA in English and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham where she spent more time writing for her student magazine than she did studying. After graduating, she decided to take things a step further and now holds an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London, with previous experience at the Saturday Times Magazine, Evening Standard, DJ Mag, and The Simple Things Magazine. At weekends you'll find her renovating a tiny one-up, one-down annex next to her Dad's holiday cottage in the Derbyshire dales where she applies all the latest design ideas she's picked up through the week.