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David and Gladys Wright House

  • David and Gladys Wright home
  • Creative Frank Lloyd Wright architecture
  • Beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright designed home


David and Gladys Wright House


Title: David and Gladys Wright House
Date: Mon-Fri:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Price: Free
Address: 5225 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85018
All parking for the home is located in the south parking lot of the Camelback Church
of Christ. The address is 5225 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85018
Please park in the Southwest parking lot behind the church.
Highlights: The David and Gladys Wright House is a Frank Lloyd Wright residence built in 1952 in
the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona. It has historically been listed with an address of
5212 East Exeter Boulevard, but currently has an entrance on the 4500 block of North Rubicon
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
Description: In 1950, Frank Lloyd Wright designed a home for his son David and daughter-in-law
Gladys on 10 acres in the middle of citrus groves at the base of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix,
Arizona. The design elevated the home in the form of a spiral rising from the desert floor,
converting the treetops into the lawn and revealing 360° views of the mountains forming the
valley. Mr. Wright title of the plans “How to Live in the Southwest.” Completed in 1952, the David
Wright House is one of three spiral designs realized by Mr. Wright and the precursor to the
Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The house is regarded as Mr. Wright’s last residential
The mission of the David and Gladys Wright House Foundation is to restore and maintain the
David Wright House and grounds, to celebrate the artistic legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright at the
site of one of his most unique and architecturally significant houses through tours, educational
programs, exhibitions, lectures, research facilities, events and performances, and to inspire
creativity in future generations of artists and architects.
The Foundation aims to Preserve Wright’s last residential masterpiece, Celebrate the artistic
legacy of Mr. Wright, and Inspire future generations of artists and architects.
We invite you to come tour the David and Gladys Wright House and experience firsthand the
vision the Frank Lloyd Wright had for this iconic Arcadia property.

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