Frank Lloyd Wright’s Connecticut masterpiece, Tirranna, just sold for $6 million, according to a press release. The undisclosed buyer paid $2 million under the asking price, which was $8 million, and closed on the home on January 22.
Constructed in 1955, Tirranna was one of Wright’s final residential designs before his death in 1959. At 7,000 square feet, it is also one of the architect’s largest creations. The property features Wright’s solar hemicycle design and makes use of a curved glass facade crafted to take advantage of the sun’s movement throughout the day. Inside, the house contains seven bedrooms and eight and a half bathrooms.
“It was a rare honor to represent Tirranna, a true gem of midcentury architectural history that will continue to provide a Zen-like experience blending nature and comfort to its latest inhabitants,” Albert Safdie and Marsha Charles of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, who represented the seller, said in a statement.
Though there’s plenty to desire about the unique escape, perhaps its greatest claim to fame is that Wright himself briefly lived in the home. While working on the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan, the architect used the Connecticut home as a nature-heavy escape from the city. In fact, Wright even used some of the scalloped glass windows from the iconic museum project in Tirranna.
Before the sale, AD visited the balmy getaway with Stuart Graff, president of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. “This is one of my favorite Frank Lloyd Wright designs,” Graff said in an exclusive tour with AD. “When I walked into the space, it really made my heart race because it’s this beautiful intersection of this sweeping curve of the solar hemicycle and this rectilinear design. I don’t think I’ve seen that in any Frank Lloyd Wright property in the same way.”