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Frank Lloyd Wright’s final house, a 3,100-square-foot home with a private pool and vast views of downtown Phoenix, just hit the market for $8.95 million. Take a look inside.

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  • The Norman Lykes House, the final home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is on the market for $8.95 million.
  • The sprawling desert home was designed with concentric circles to create a flow between each room.
  • Wright designed the house to have unobstructed views of Palm Canyon in Phoenix. Take a look inside.
The Norman Lykes House, also known as the Circle Sun House, was one of just 14 circular homes designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.A daytime view of Circle Sun House with mountains in the backgroundThe home was designed in 1959 and built in 1967.

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The house was designed to blend in to the natural environment that surrounds it, and includes vast views of downtown Phoenix, similar to Wright’s own home and studio, Taliesin West, located in Scottsdale.A south-facing view of the Circle Sun House overlooking a rocky terrainThe south side of the house overlooking Palm Canyon.

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The main entryway to the house features the ‘compress and release’ design concept — where tight entry spaces opened up to a larger, open room — that Frank Lloyd Wright was known for.The main entryway to the Circle Sun House includes recess lighting and Frank Lloyd Wright's "compress and release" techniqueThe entryway connects the living room to other rooms in the home.

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There are several half-moon skylights sprinkled throughout the house that let in lots of natural light.The entryway to Circle Sun House also includes a half-moon skylight and built-in storage cabinetsThe design used concentric circles to create a flow from one room to the next.

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The home is being represented by Deanna Peters with HomeSmart out of Phoenix. It previously sold for $1.67 million in 2019.A view of the family room at Circle Sun House that includes a fireplace and white bricksThe living room includes a circular fireplace.

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Architect Erik Peterson with PHX Architecture, one of Wright’s apprentices, told the local FOX 10 news station that the famed architect would ‘want the home to evolve’ with its next owner.A wide view of Circle Sun House's family room with a circular table and chairs surrounding it. A built-in couch and throw pillows are behind the table with a view of the mountains and cacti in the windowThe mountains surrounding the property are known as the “Phoenix Mountain Preserve.”

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Every room in the house has unobstructed views of Palm Canyon.A view of Phoenix and the mountains from inside the Circle Sun House's living room, complete with a built in sitting area and multicolored throw pillowsAt night, guests can catch a glimpse of the nearby Biltmore Area as well as downtown Phoenix.

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The hallways in Circle Sun House also include curved wooden storage cabinetsThe hallways in Circle Sun House include curved wooden storage cabinetsAll of the built-in wood features are made from golden-hued Philippine mahogany.

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The kitchen includes curved countertops, inlaid lighting for the cabinets, and half-moon windows.The kitchen at the Circle Sun House has curved countertops and half-moon windows with inlaid lightingYes, that’s a circular island with a built-in cutting board.

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The bedrooms at Circle Sun House include sweeping views of the mountains and downtown Phoenix.The bedrooms at Circle Sun House include vast views of the mountains and downtown PhoenixThere are a total of 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in the home.

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The primary bathroom includes honed Italian rose marble.The bathrooms at Circle Sun House also include tile that matches the desert surroundingsEach bathroom has its own spectacular view of the surrounding area.

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On top of the house is an office that includes built-in curved bookshelves and a large wooden desk.A view of the enclosed private office above the home that has a circular shelving unit surrounding the curved workstationThe office could serve as another bedroom.

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The half-moon pool in the home’s backyard includes mother of pearl tile, according to the listing.A view of the Circle Sun House's half-moon pool at night with the lights on the back porch and inside the houseThe home was ranked in the top-15 short-term rental properties in Phoenix by Domaine Daily in 2021.

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Frank Lloyd Wright homes often include car ports because ‘a car is not a horse, and it doesn’t need a barn,’ he once said.Circle Sun House includes a carport and multiple trees on the propertyThe backside of the home.

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