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KCMO home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright going to auction in August

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Posted at 1:26 PM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 14:26:59-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Missouri, home designed by world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright will be auctioned off next month.

The Sondern-Alder House is located at 3600 Belleview Avenue in the Valentine neighborhood. Lloyd Wright designed the home in 1939 and it was built in 1940. Over the years, owners have added to the home. It now includes three bedrooms and three baths covering 2,965 square feet.

Relators say over the course of the additions, the home maintained Lloyd Wright’s “Usonian” style. The architectural style was meant to provide modest homes for middle-class families.

The home includes some of Lloyd-Wright’s personal touches: radiant heat, a carport, floor to ceiling windows, drama of linking small spaces to large spaces and more.

"We really consider a Frank Lloyd Wright house to be a work of art,” said Brent Lewis from Heritage Auctions. “They're a unified vision for how someone might live in America during the middle part of the 20th century. He's being recognized really as the greatest architect of our time, the greatest American architect."

The home is not visible from the road and the seclusion combined with large windows allows the homeowner to connect with nature.

The auction company says Frank Lloyd Wright only designed one other home and a church in Kansas City, Missouri.

Heritage Auctions will auction the home without a reserve on August 12, 2019. For more information about the house and the auction, click here.