Frank Lloyd Wright disciple’s first architectural commission asks $10.5M in California

The spiraling creation of award-winning Frank Lloyd Wright disciple Wallace E. Cunningham is seeking a new owner.

Just north of San Diego, in the census-designated place of Rancho Santa Fe, a twisting, avant-garde helix of a house has hit the market for $10.5 million.

Known as the Wing, the 5,800-plus-square-foot estate was the first independent commission constructed by Cunningham, who was tapped for the project even before he completed his studies at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West, according to Robb Report.

The S-shaped house — which rather looks like a snail when viewed aerially — was completed in 1982 and spans 4.4 acres set behind gates, at the end of a secluded cul-de-sac and down a long driveway.

Constructed mostly of steel, concrete and glass, the abode is meant to blend in with the surrounding land, harmonizing and curving to the area’s preexisting nature.

“This home is literally a piece of living art. Why buy a painting when you can buy a home that has the same effect?” said Matthew Altman, who shares the listing with Josh Altman and Jason Saks from The Altman Brothers Teams team at Douglas Elliman.

This is the team’s third Wallace Cunningham home, Matthew noted. They’ve previously sold Cunningham’s cliffside La Jolla, California mansion the Razor, which singer Alicia Keys purchased for $20.8 million in 2019, and the “Westworld”-famous Encinitas estate Crescent House.

In all, the primary house has three bedrooms, a one-bathroom guest suite with a private entrance, and is built to surround a zero-edge pool, “a shimmering marvel that mirrors the bold architecture,” as the listing describes.

There’s also a secondary building on the grounds with three bedrooms, its own kitchen and a full bath.

As well, there’s a three-car garage, a private nature trail and extensive landscaping.