David & Gladys Wright House
This 2,500-square-foot concrete house was designed and built for the architect's son David and his wife, Gladys, and is situated among orange groves on a site facing north toward Camelback Mountain. The house has a spiral design, with a long curved entry ramp that anticipates the design of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. David and Gladys Wright lived in the house until their deaths. David died in 1997 at 102; Gladys in 2008 at the age of 104.
Gladys Wright left the house to granddaughters who sold it. The new buyer in turn sold it to a real estate developer, 8081 Meridian, who planned to demolish the house and develop its 2.2 acre lot. Efforts to protect the building through a heritage designation were begun in August 2012. The house was purchased by a then-anonymous benefactor in late December 2012, saving it from demolition. The benefactor, Zach Rawling, a Las Vegas attorney, has established a new Arizona non-profit to care for the house, the David and Gladys Wright House Foundation.
- Kimmelman, Michael (October 2, 2012). "Wright Masterwork Is Seen in a New Light: A Fight for Its Life". New York Times. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
- Santos, Fernanda; Kimmelman, Michael (December 20, 2012). "Sale of Wright House Assures Its Preservation". New York Times. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
- Maricopa County Assessor Records, State of Arizona Corporation Commission records, Arizona Republic Mar 19, 2013.
- Walkthrough, June 2012