Frank Lloyd Wright-designed New Canaan house sells for $6M

One of the last homes designed by one of America’s most iconic architects sold for $6 million, falling $2 million short of its first asking price.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Tirranna,” the 7,000-square-foot home at 432 Frogtown Road in New Canaan, Connecticut, was the largest residential home he ever built, CT Insider reported. 

Coldwell Banker Realty agents Marsha Charles and Albert Safdie first listed the home for $8 million in May, before dropping the asking price to $7 million in October. Chau Ngo Prutting of Douglas Elliman brought the buyer.

Tirranna is one of the more than 1,000 structures Lloyd Wright designed in his 70-year career. An icon of 20th century American architecture and pioneer of the Prairie School style of design, his most famous works include the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan, Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, and the Hollyhock House in Los Angeles. His first home and studio in Oak Park, Illinois is now a museum.

Built in 1955, the New Canaan house spans seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, one half-bathroom, and includes a tennis court, wine cellar, pool, barn and playhouse on its 14 acres, the outlet reported. Landscape architect Frank Okamura designed the grounds.

Tirranna sold for a premium by New Canaan standards, where the median home price is $1.6 million, shows. 

Lloyd Wright houses regularly trade in the millions. Last year, descendents of artist Della Walker sold the family’s longtime Lloyd Wright home in Carmel-by-the-Sea for $22 million, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Mrs. Clinton Walker House, as it is known, is a 1,400-square-foot beachfront house overlooking Carmel Bay. A firm headed by Monaco-based Patrice Pastor bought the house, according to the Journal. 

In 2022, the legendary architect’s Socrates Zaferiou House in New York’s Hudson Valley sold for $1.5 million. That same year, Richard E. Weintraub, head of the Malibu-based Weintraub Real Estate Group, bought Lloyd Wright’s Freeman House in the Hollywood Hills for $1.8 million, with the stipulation it be preserved. 

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