The curvaceous home was designed by John Rattenbury, an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright and co-founder of Wright’s nearby Taliesin Architects. Wright and Rattenbury worked together on the equally curvy Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Rattenbury died last year at the age of 92.
This five-bedroom, nine-bathroom dwelling is on the market for the first time since its construction in 1991. It’s priced at $6,485,000.
It’s a timely offering: There’s ample room for working from home, thanks to multiple office spaces, and it features a workout room with a sauna.
Elements of the home custom-made by Taliesin Architects include stained-glass windows and doors and a copper-colored frieze.
The residence embraces a key trait of Wright’s organic aesthetic: It’s built right into a hillside, Pinnacle Peak boulders in this case. The colors used inside and outside the home correspond with its desert setting.
The 3.83-acre lot includes a separate guesthouse, a pool surrounded by artful boulders, an outdoor barbecue and kitchen, and a cabana. The five-car garage is outfitted with built-ins and countertops.
Recent updates include new paint, refreshed flooring, and new faucets and appliances. The home is equipped with an elevator, which is ideal for aging in place.
This home is located in a private, gated community and comes with access to Desert Highlands amenities, including a Jack Nicklaus–designed golf course, 13 tennis courts, two pickleball courts, and a 10,000-square-foot fitness center.
Tracey Zemer of azarchitecture/Jarson & Jarson Real Estate has the listing.