One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s largest homes has come to market in Tulsa, Oklahoma, following an extensive top-to-toe renovation.
Westhope was completed in 1929 for Frank Lloyd Wright’s cousin, Richard Wright Jones, publisher of the Tulsa Tribune. The Midtown property is the architect’s only ‘textile block’ design outside of California and one of only three projects he completed in Oklahoma.
But that’s not the only thing setting Westhope apart: clocking at 10,405 sq ft, the five-bedroom home is among the largest residential designs Frank Lloyd Wright ever constructed.
According to Realtor.com, local developer Stuart Price bought the historic Tulsa property in 2021 for $2.5m. He has since renovated the building, repointing and repairing its distinctive cement textile blocks and 5,200 panes of glass.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1975, Westhope is designed around ideas of ‘organic architecture‘, with rooms flowing onto 1.5 acres of gardens and grounds.
Interiors retain many original features, such as bookshelves and built-in seating. Wright’s classic stained concrete floors have been refinished, as have the kitchen cabinets. Meanwhile,’ new’ furniture has been added, such as the dining set – built to Lloyd Wright’s blueprints.
Westhope is listed with Sage Sotheby’s International for $7.9m. According to listing agent Rob Allen, it offers a ‘once-in-a-generation’ opportunity for a private buyer, or perhaps an institution or museum…