Frank Lloyd Wright Sturges Residence

Features:

  • Concrete, steel and redwood construction
  • Cantilever design
  • Double corner lot
  •  Hardwood

449 N Skyewiay Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

The George Sturges House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is located in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles and is set for auction Feb. 21, 2016. The one of a kind home is expected to bring between $2.5 million to $3 million by Los Angeles Modern Auctions and is the only one of Wright’s “Usonian” homes that is located in California. Not only that, but John Lautner actually managed the construction of this house for Wright, so you kind of have a double whammy architectural marvel here. This is your chance to own a one of a kind home that was part of a design movement.

The 1,200-square-foot Frank Lloyd Wright home for sale was built in 1939 and is constructed of brick, concrete, steel and California redwood and features a covered luxury wood wraparound deck. Wright’s 60 “Usonian Homes” were typically small, single-story dwellings without a garage or much storage because they were meant to be very utilitarian and cost effective. They were often very Bauhaus in design, edgy for their time and on unusual or inexpensive sites. These “Usonian Homes” were constructed with cost effective native materials, flat roofs and large, dynamic, cantilevered overhangs for passive solar heating and natural cooling, natural lighting with windows, and radiant-floor heating. I bet you didn’t know this, the word “carport” was coined by Wright to describe an overhang for sheltering a parked vehicle.

From the press release: “The famed house – a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (officially recognized as no. 577 on May 25, 1993)—will be on the market for the first time in nearly 50 years. Jack Larson and James Bridges, Hollywood luminaries and art patrons, purchased the house in 1967 and commissioned the celebrated modernist architect John Lautner, who supervised its original construction, to restore the structure in 1970.”

The auction will include the 1,200 square foot house, on two plots of land totaling 17,000 square feet, located in the heart of the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Separately, the auction will feature 75 lots including original furnishings by Frank Lloyd Wright, fine art, decorative art, and design collected by Larson and Bridges over their lifetimes.

Proceeds from the auction of the house and collection will benefit The Bridges/Larson Foundation, founded by James Bridges and Jack Larson, to be used for charitable, scientific, literary, and educational purposes.

Jack Larson, who passed away in September 2015, is best remembered for portraying the earnest Jimmy Olsen on the 1950s television series Adventures of Superman. His partner, James Bridges, was the much-admired director of such films as Urban Cowboy, The China Syndrome, and The Paper Chase. He was also an Academy Award nominated screenwriter. This unique couple supported budding artists in the Los Angeles art scene from the early 1960s through 1980s, and through these relationships they organically acquired meaningful paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture.”

Elizabeth Portanova, Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Estimated value

$3,000,000 (for sale status unknown)

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449 N Skyewiay Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

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