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Lloyd Wright’s first building, a Prairie home in Los Angeles, hits the market for $1.35M

Built in 1921, the three-bedroom, two-bath Prairie-style residence in Mid-Wilshire’s Wilshire Park neighborhood still holds its original built-in desk and shelves, along with its original casement windows, art glass, hardwood floors, and cedar moldings.

If all of that sounds more like the stylings of his father, Frank Lloyd Wright, it’s because his father was originally commissioned to design the house. The elder Wright was hired by William Weber, owner of Chicago-based Weber Iron Works, to design the home, “because of the architect’s fame and also because of their personal association,” wrote current owner Stephen Rebello in a letter to the city’s division of historic resources in 2008.

Architectural historians say it’s very likely the son took over the commission while Frank Lloyd Wright worked on the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. (reprinted from Curbed LA)