Midcentury Trendy Constructed by Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentice Lists

A midcentury trendy design within the desert is not any mirage.

The three,700-square-foot property was inbuilt 1964 for the Hawkins household and designed by Blaine Drake, a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice at Taliesin. The house has been owned by solely two households. It’s now available on the market for $2,495,000.

The four-bedroom, three-bath residence in Phoenix final modified palms in 2019 for $1,205,000, in response to Realtor.com®.

“It’s a real, unspoiled, midcentury modernist residence,” says Scott Jarson, of az architecture. “It hasn’t had any adverse adjustments to it.”

The open flooring plan options unique mahogany millwork and customized walnut built-ins joined by overhangs and customized metal fascia, that are hallmarks of the midcentury trendy design motion. A masonry fire in the lounge can also be unique.




Eating room


One of many baths




Yard with a placing inexperienced




Frank Lloyd Wright fellow

“Blaine was a really attention-grabbing man,” Jarson says of the architect. “He was certainly one of Wright’s first architectural fellows. They stayed shut all through one another’s lives.”

Drake died in 1993, eight years after he retired from his unbiased follow.

“He designed over 200 tasks,” Jarson says, “and two-thirds of these bought constructed. He made his complete profession within the Phoenix space. Just a few distinguished buildings are intact.”

In reality, Drake designed a dental workplace for Invoice Hawkins on West Indian Faculty Street in Phoenix that’s nonetheless standing.

‘Strong restoration work’

The home is contemporary off “stable restoration work,” Jarson says. Considerate updates embody contemporary paint, new home equipment, refreshed tile, new HVAC, a brand new roof, and up to date electrical and plumbing. The sellers additionally reset the unique tile within the main tub.

“They made the home extra livable,” Jarson says.

The yard encompasses a placing inexperienced with synthetic turf. There’s additionally a carport with area for 2 vehicles and a indifferent bonus room.

Set on a 1-acre lot, the home is all home windows within the again, with views of the Camelback Mountain foothills.

“Each room opens to the outside, in some method,” Jarson says. “It’s fantastically built-in with the outside. It has a view of a few of the most scenic crimson rock within the valley.”