Rare Frank Lloyd House Hits the Market in Nevada; Asks $500K

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Amid million dollar homes and posh celebrity cribs, every now and then we stumble upon a true gem that (surprisingly) comes with a six figure price tag attached to it.  

Every other week, a new home joins our ‘Fancy Pants Homes under $1 million’ club. But few quite like this one.

Southeast of Las Vegas stands the town of Boulder City. The former federal company town, whose roots only go back to the 1930s — when it was established to house the Hoover Dam workers — is home to approximately 15,000 people; and a rare Frank Lloyd Wright house guaranteed to take your breath away.

The 3-bed, 3-bath home, built based on an original Frank Lloyd Wright concept and completed by one of his students, Harry Thompson, spans over 2,100 square feet and two stories.

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While recent renovation work has altered the house’s original white ash kitchen, the property retains its marvelous features: wood-paneled ceilings, a striking two-story rose quartz fireplace, even the burnished copper intercom system unit.

The single-family home last sold in July 2011 for $185,000, according to Zillow; the 5 years that went by since commended more than double that asking, with its owners now listing it for $500,000.

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Written by Georgie Mihaila

The main wordsmith behind all those Fancy Pants Homes. Avid reader and a sucker for superhero movies. Read, write, and dream real estate.