David Wright Residence – Frank Lloyd Wright

General Information

  • Square Footage: 2553-+ (Incl. Guest House)
  • Bedrooms: 4 Incl Guest
  • Bathrooms: 3 Incl Guest
  • Garage: 2 Car Carport
  • Area: Arcadia/Camelback Mountain
  • Lot Size: 2 acres +-
  • Age: 1951+-
  • Architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright
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Status:  Archive




The David Wright Residence was the designed in 1950 by Frank Lloyd Wright for this fourth son from his first marriage. Intended as a Desert Dwelling, the residence is lifted off of the desert floor in a spiraling design, a ramp-way provides access; all terminating in the master suite. Such design allowed for systems placement and concealment as well as to catch a gentle desert breeze.

The David Wright Residence was the last FLLW designed home continually used by the family of Mr. Wright in Arizona.

A reinforced concrete floor cantilevers the space and the interiors are of Philippine Mahogany. A beautiful home, it gracefully curls on itself, while maintaining a subtle elevation above the landscape that provides stunning views of Camelback Mountain, intentionally placed at a height above the surrounding citrus orchards, now all but gone or built-out with residences.

Mr. David Wright was involved with the design, manufacture and marketing of concrete block so the original design was modified slightly in planning by Mr. Wesley Peters to accommodate the block construction. A custom concrete block frieze adorns this graceful gem.

Jarson & Jarson was and remains committed to the preservation of this home. Please remain engaged in discussions regarding preservation of this significant design.


Early CMU Block Construction
Philippine Mahogany Built-in Millwork
Spiral Rampway, Circular Forms
Cantilevered Concrete Floor above Block Piers
Designed by Mr. Wright for His fourth Son David
Unique and Important Wright Design
Ovoid Pool Nestled Inside Curved Ramp
Taliesin designed Guest House
Unique Decorative Block Frieze
Originally Copper Painted Metal Roof
Very Original and Unspoiled
One of a Few Remaining FLLW Structures in AZ
Contact Scott Jarson 480-254-7510


Scott Jarson – 480.254.7510


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