A Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian home in California’s Bay Area has found a buyer after a short stint on the market. The house is located in Atherton, a once-quiet corner of greater San Francisco which has, since the 1980s, become one of the most affluent bedroom communities in the country. It listed in the spring with an $8 million ask and was later reduced to $7 million before closing recently at $6.3 million. That’s $3,247/sq. ft.—the highest price per square foot sale in Lindenwood Atherton.
The house dates to 1952. Its original features and living style have been carefully retained as the decades have passed. A single-level house, it has a brick exterior and a broad, low-gradient roofline which is both graceful and purposeful, conjuring a sense of motion out of thin air.
Inside the 1,940 sq. ft. home, the familiar Wright-preferred materials can be spotted, and the earth tones he liked are on full display; tile floors, brick, glass, mahogany walls and ceilings, a skylight or two, and floating shelves can be spotted, while tones include red and yellow-tinged beige. Planar intersection and resulting geometric shapes engage constantly as the home progresses.
The three-bedroom, two-bath house sits on a .97-acre lot, fairly generous for a modest home in Atherton.