From the Rocky Mountains to a Swiss lakeshore, 5 exclusive estates that reflect the enduring legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright — all from Christie’s International Real Estate
Dramatically poised 800ft above the valley floor, this one-of-a-kind contemporary mountain residence is a convergence of Frank Lloyd Wright’s signature Western architectural notes and 21st-century luxury. A dramatic interplay of imported kota stone from India, concrete and glass, the three-tiered, 6,489-square-foot structure has been built into the hillside where it is protected from the elements, yet completely at one with its majestic Rocky Mountain setting.
This historic waterfront estate is situated on an exclusive 2.1-acre peninsula on Lake Oswego, with views for miles in three directions. Under a striking blue-tiled pagoda roof, this unique residence blends contemporary Asian and Frank Lloyd Wright styles to create an open, light-filled space framed by breathtaking vistas of the lake. The detached studio and boathouse, with its sinuous curved roof, concrete walls and exposed wood beams, is a work of art.
Reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Fallingwater estate, this contemporary beachfront estate is built into a cliffside at the tip of Punta Salinas on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. Enveloped by 2.5 acres of tropical dry forest, the spectacular 11,000-square-foot home abounds with rich architectural elements, including more than 200 doors and windows made from Honduran mahogany. Among the serene outdoor spaces is a swimming pool with a 20ft waterfall and custom flagstone and shell paths that wind down to a private beach.
The aptly named Seasong was built in perfect harmony with its paradisal setting within one of the most exclusive beachside destinations in Australia. Commanding four levels, this rare lifestyle property was crafted from carefully sourced sandstone, zinc and timber. With six bedrooms and five bathrooms, it features extensive living, dining and entertaining areas with access to large terraces with unfettered ocean views and a private garden replete with lush vegetation, sandstone caves and private walkways.
Overlooking Lake Lugano in the foothills of Mount Salvatore, this modernist masterpiece was designed in 1962 by Frank Lloyd Wright studios. Perfectly integrated with the surrounding topography, two nearly identical stone villas each display Wright’s signature motifs: a flat roof and flowing open-plan interior with walls of windows, balconies, and terraces that bring the outward environment in. Heightening the air of privacy and tranquility are nearly two acres of beautiful gardens with a swimming pool.