Inside Frank Lloyd Wright’s 'Westhope' – 'the most significant property available in this generation'
The Tulsa mansion, which the architect designed for his cousin in 1929, is on the market for nearly $8 million. We took a look around
Frank Lloyd Wright's Westhope – one of only three Wright-designed structures in Oklahoma – is on the market for $7.995 million.
Described by listing agents Sotheby's as 'the most significant property to become available in this generation,' this home is among the largest of those completed by the Wisconsin-born architect who created some of the most innovative spaces in the United States.
Considered the most influential architect of the 20th century, Frank Lloyd Wright is known for designing Usonian and Prairie Style homes that look as though they have risen naturally from the ground.
In the period between his Prairie and Usonian work, the architect created a limited number of concrete block structures – including Westhope – meaning it is one of the rarest homes in modern history.
The architect designed the property in 1929 for his cousin, Richard Lloyd Jones, a publisher of the Tulsa Tribune at the time. In 1972, it joined the National Register of Historic Places – further solidifying its place among the most notable structures in the US – and one of the world's best homes.
Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported that the property underwent a two-year-long restoration project. This involved repairing its facade, replacing its carpeted floors, and upgrading the pool and yard.
The exterior comprises patterned concrete blocks (later famed as Frank Lloyd Wright’s 'textile block' construction system) and 5,200 glass panes that drench the rooms in sunlight.
Inside, the home comprises five bedrooms (with walk-in closets) and four bathrooms, alongside an open-plan living area that exhibits some original wood furniture included in the sale. The kitchen boasts marble countertops and a breakfast bar separate from the main dining area.
Despite its renovation, the home has carefully maintained its architectural assets – including its four original fireplaces, a sprawling terrace, a courtyard, and the aforementioned pool that has ample room for lounging and hosting.
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This compilation explores Wright's most important works, both realized and unrealized, from his early Prairie Houses to the Usonian concept homes and his later work, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
Rob Allen of Sage Sotheby’s International Realty currently holds the listing, and says the property, is 'a remarkable rare jewel'. And of course, we're inclined to agree. As this structure awaits its next chapter – we celebrate its past and the icon that is Frank Lloyd Wright.
Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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