Frank Lloyd Wright, a famous American architect, designed some very beautiful houses in his own style and vision. If you are a fan of its architecture and design, you will love this circular sun house.
The 3,095-square-foot home in Phoenix, Arizona is an exceptional example of the architect’s late work, snaking in and around the natural landscape for spectacular views over the Palm Gorge and valley. The Circular Sun House was built in 1959 from concrete blocks, which are fused in color with the surrounding boulders. It was designed by the architect’s apprentice in 1959 and completed in 1967. The innovative construction shows Frank Lloyd Wright’s explorations with various geometric shapes – in this case with intersecting circles and arcs.
The residence consists of 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a private office on the second floor with 360-degree views and a garden terrace pool lined with mother-of-pearl. The furniture is handcrafted from Filipino mahogany throughout and compliments its design with its mid-century modern style. The spaces are curved and vaulted and decorated with mid-century modern pieces and sculptural units to make them stand out. You will see a lot of plywood and natural wood in the decor, which makes the rooms cozy and inviting.
Overall, the innovative construction on the edge of the Phoenix Mountains creates an excellent living environment and captures the ever-changing patterns of light and shadow as the sun wanders over the canyon. The house looks like a spaceship that landed right in the desert, it just amazes!