In California, high-end homebuyers have the chance to own a piece of architectural history.[IMAGE]
""According to Curbed"":http://sf.curbed.com/archives/2012/08/17/dyi_frank_lloyd_wright_house_has_roots_in_taliesen_west.php, a Usonian home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright has hit the San Anselmo market for $2.5 million.[COLUMN_BREAK]
The 0.9-acre estate is owned by Robert Berger, who personally constructed the house based on designs he commissioned from the iconic designer, and Curbed calls the home a ""mini-version of Taliesen West,"" Wright's famed property in Arizona.
In excerpts revealed by Curbed, Berger wrote of the building process, ""I started building in 1953 (the plans were obtained in 1951), and we moved into the uncompleted first unit July 1957. My house is probably unusual in several respects for Mr.Wright. First, the house was to be built completely by the owner and second, the house was designed originally to be expanded from one bedroom to three by adding a wing...Incidentally, one of my requirements was that the house be easy to build. This requirement was forgotten by Mr. Wright since I probably have the heaviest house in Marin County.""
The website also reports that the unique property is rumored to include a Wright-designed doghouse that accompanies the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home.