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Lot 86: Frank Lloyd Wright


Lot 86: Frank Lloyd Wright

George D. Sturges Residence

Designed and completed in 1939
Registered as Historic Cultural Monument No. 577 by the City of Los Angeles in 1993
A single-story structure comprised of two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, living/dining area, a large wrap-around cantilevered patio, basement, and rooftop observation deck
Approximately 1,200 square feet
Located at 449 North Skyewiay Road in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California

Land totals approximately 17,000square feet
Sold together with two original dining chairs by Frank Lloyd Wright designed and constructed for the house in 1939, various built-ins and permanent modifications executed by John Lautner, all books and literature listed in "Illustrated" column, and a rare historical archive of vintage photographic prints, ephemera, copies of blueprints, and other items related to the history of the house from the collection of Jack Larson and James Bridges
Provenance: George D. and Selma Sturges
(acquired the land on September 1, 1938)

Edward Scofield (aka: Henry Schwartz)
(acquired from the above on September 11, 1951)

Elaine Pike
(acquired from the above on July 23, 1962)

Paul L. and Madeleine M. Garvin
(acquired from the above on January 16, 1964)

Jack Larson and James Bridges
(acquired from the above in November 1967)
Illustrated: California Arts & Architecture, April 1940. Cover, 14-15. Los Angeles Times, Home and Garden section (K), December 26, 1993. "Living in a Legend" by D. Sutro. Los Angeles Times, February 4, 1940, "Frank Lloyd Wright Expresses Himself." Frank Lloyd Wright: American Master. K. Smith. 2009. 224-227. Book dedicated to Jack Larson and signed by Alan Weintraub, photographer. Frank Lloyd Wright: The Natural House. 1954. 92-95. Global Interior, vol #10. Futagawa. 1976. 66-71. Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph: 1937-1941. B. Pfeiffer. 1986. 215-227. Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses. A. Hess. 2005. Cover, 330-333. Book dedicated to Jack Larson and signed by Alan Weintraub, photographer. Wright-Sized Houses. D. Maddex. 2003. 4, 6-7, 17, 63, 116-119, 128. Signed by the author. Just Wright: An Architectural Memoir. B. Gregson and P. Swanson. 2010. 58-65. The Drawings of Frank Lloyd Wright. A. Drexler. Bramhall House. 1962. 164-165.
Estimate: $2,500,000 - $3,000,000
Inventory Id: 21085

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