Available for $3.3 million, Lloyd Wright’s Derby House offers sublime design


Although not as famous as his father, the architect Lloyd Wright followed in the footsteps of his famous father and carved out an impressive design portfolio.

The young Wright, born in 1890 and died in 1978, left behind many projects. Among them were the second and third bandshells of the Hollywood Bowl (since demolished), as well as the John Sowden House and the Taggart House, both in Los Angeles.

Another of his standout designs recently landed on the market in Glendale, California. The famous Derby House is now available for $3,295,000. Built in 1926, the 3,281 square foot home features five bedrooms and three bathrooms.


The exterior displays a Mayan Revival design, which is also seen in the Hollyhock House and the Ennis House, two prominent residences designed by the elder Wright.

Characterized by a textile block design, the concrete blocks are laid out in a distinct pattern and give an imposing look to the exterior. The elder Wright’s influence on the design of Derby House comes as no surprise – father and son worked together on the Ennis house some years before.

Other key elements of the Wright aesthetic in Derby House include a floor-to-ceiling fireplace with 8-foot-tall wrought-iron doors in a two-story living room, hexagonal-shaped dining room and bay window spacious. .

A mezzanine overlooks the living room and the American kitchen conceals most of the appliances behind panels. The pink and lilac-hued tiles in two of the bathrooms appear to be original to the house.

There is also a terrace and a terrace, as well as a garage for one car.

Huge fireplace in the living room

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The living room

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Kitchen

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View from the mezzanine

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One of the baths

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Bay window seat

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One of the bedrooms

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Terrace

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The fact that Derby House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places means that the next owner can be assured of its eternal preservation. The sale includes four adjacent lots for a total of 1.5 acres. The house can also be purchased fully furnished.

Aaron Leider from The Agency has the list.

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