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Photos: Lloyd Wright's $2.3M 'Kaleidoscopic' Derby House

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The famed Derby House, designed in 1926 by Frank Lloyd Wright's son, Lloyd Wright, sold for $2.335 million this week, as per Curbed. Boy, is it a beaut.

When the L.A. Times checked out the Glendale home in 1993, writer Susan Vaughn noted that upon entering the Derby House, "one half-expects Mayan ghosts to surge from its bowels, spears outstretched in greeting." Vaughn went on describe the distinct concrete "textile blocks," used with frequency in the senior Wright's L.A. designs:

When struck by light, the blocks produce a kaleidoscope of lively light shapes and shadows upon walls, floors and other surfaces. There is constant movement within the cavernous house and upon its facade, as the sun, in its journey across the sky, leaves indecipherable, changing hieroglyphics in its wake.


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The old listing for the Derby House notes that in the 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom home, the master bedroom is two stories tall, and includes a studio loft. The "rooftop garden deck" features views of oak and eucalyptus trees, as the property is nestled in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest.

According to Curbed, the new art-collector owners plan on restoring the house.

[h/t Curbed]