Bidders can get their hands on a Usonian gem designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Kansas City when it goes under the hammer on August 12 with no-reserve.

A Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian home is headed to auction – with no reserve
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

The Sondern-Adler House is a classic L-shaped Usonian, built in the Roanoke neighbourhood in 1939. It was later expanded by Wright for the house’s second owners in 1948 when he added a great room, extra bathrooms and a third bedroom, bringing the property up to its current 2,965 sq ft.

As with other Usonians, the Modernist property has a red cypress and brick exterior and cantilevered roof. Original built-in cabinetry and furniture, glass screens and a sunken living room with fireplace are maintained.

A Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian home is headed to auction – with no reserve
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Would-be-buyers have to register their interest with Heritage Auctions ahead of the sale, and there’s no starting minimum. According to Curbed, however, the house was listed last year for $1.65m meaning it’s unlikely to go for a bargain-basement price.

A Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian home is headed to auction – with no reserve
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
A Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian home is headed to auction – with no reserve
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
A Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian home is headed to auction – with no reserve
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
A Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian home is headed to auction – with no reserve
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Eight Frank Lloyd Wright buildings have been added to the World Heritage List

Latest Stories

Latest

Share Tweet
+

Privacy Preference Center

Required Cookies & Technologies

Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions.

gdpr, woocommerce_cart_hash, woocommerce_items_in_cart, _wp_wocommerce_session, sucuri_cloudproxy_uuid_*

Site Customisation

Cookies and similar technologies are used to improve your experience, to do things like:

- remember your login, general, and regional preferences
- personalize content, search, recommendations, and offers

Without these technologies, things like personalised recommendations, your account preferences, or localisation may not work correctly.

wp-settings-*

Personalised Advertising

These technologies are used for things like:

- personalised ads
- to limit how many times you see an ad
- to understand usage via Google Analytics
- to understand how you got to our web properties
- to ensure that we understand the audience and can provide relevant ads

We do this with social media, marketing, and analytics partners (who may have their own information they’ve collected). Saying no will not stop you from seeing our ads, but it may make them less relevant or more repetitive.

_ga, _gid, gat,_gads,_fbp