The Derby House, one of the finest examples of Mayan Revival-style architecture in the entire country, is now on the market.
Built in 1926 by Lloyd Wright, the son of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the century-old home is located in Glendale, Calif.
Carrying on the legacy of his father, who worked with tiles and blocks to create structurally innovative buildings, Lloyd Wright used concrete textile blocks to erect the Derby House.
The technique, just like in the case of his father’s best works, created a unique structure that’s reminiscent of ancient Mayan temples.
The Derby House will make any architecture buff think back to some of Frank Lloyd Wright’s best works, like La Miniatura, the Ennis House, the Freeman House and the Storer House.
It’s not just the exterior that makes this home stand out.
Inside, a vibrant mix of concrete, wood and glass create a downright unique interior that complements the architecture in a harmonious way.
The Derby House comes with:
5 bedrooms,3 bathrooms
3,281 square feet of living space
four adjacent lots totaling 1.5 acres of land
The two-story living room features a rather unique floor-to-ceiling fireplace with 8-foot-tall, wrought-iron gates.
Sweepingly vertical spaces are highlighted by double-height ceilings, tall cathedral-style windows, and a hexagonal dining room.
The property is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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