Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed Mid-Century California Farm Lists for $4.25 Million
Built in 1961, the home has been meticulously preserved, and sits on 76 acres in Los Banos
Mansion Global | Virginia K. Smith
A carefully preserved Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home sitting on 76 acres in central California came on the market last week asking $4.25 million.
Dubbed The Fawcett Farm, the gated property’s seven-bedroom, six-bathroom main residence was completed in 1961. It retains hallmarks of both Wright’s work and classic mid-century design, with built-in wood paneling, shelving and cabinetry throughout as well as floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors to create a sense of indoor-outdoor living.
The bedrooms as well as the entertaining spaces open directly onto the property’s grounds, according to listing photos, including a bedroom that boasts a fireplace and wall-to-wall windows. An open living and dining area with a fireplace and recessed built-in seating also features wall-to-wall glass windows and doors leading onto the home’s outdoor pool deck and patio area.
The Fawcett Farm is located in the city of Los Banos, California, which is known for its fertile agricultural land, according to marketing materials from listing agent Crosby Doe of Crosby Doe Associates. (Mr. Doe was not immediately available for comment.)
In addition to the primary residence, the property includes landscaped grounds with palm trees, stone-lined walkways, and a koi pond with a waterfall, as well as a detached workshop and a “semi-detached small museum,” according to the listing.
The home last sold for $1.6 million in 2012, according to records. The owners, who could not be identified, have completed an extensive restoration to the property’s grounds and security in consultation with Wright’s grandson, architect Eric Lloyd Wright, according to the listing, with work overseen by Arthur Dyson, an architect from Taliesin Associates, a now-disbanded firm founded by Wright’s apprentices following his death in 1959.