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Frank Lloyd Wright Jr.’s Landmark 1926 Derby House Seeks $3.3M in Glendale, CA

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The Mayan Revival–style residence is clad in ornamental concrete textile blocks cast in sand from the nearby Chevy Chase Canyon.

In 1978, Lloyd Wright’s Derby House was declared a landmark on the National Register for Historic Places, which means it can’t be modified from its original design or torn down without special permission.

Property Details:  

Location: 2535 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale, California

Price: $3,295,000

Year Built: 1926

Footprint: 3,281 square feet (five bedrooms, three baths)

Lot size: 1.53 acres

From the agent: “Presenting one of Lloyd Wright’s strongest achievements, the Derby House. Built in 1926, this well-preserved residence show cases his genius of integrating nature and building; the garage gates, fireplace grates, French door grills, and closets are abstract renderings of the yucca plants growing on the surrounding hills and the pre-cast concrete ornamentation adorning this home is of Mayan inspiration. The Derby House is on the National Register of Historic Places.”

Legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s eldest son, Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr. (known as Lloyd Wright) designed the 1926 Derby House in Glendale’s scenic Chevy Chase Canyon. The 3,281-square-foot home was commissioned by businessman James Derby for his family, but he and his wife separated before the home was completed, so only she and their children ever lived there.

Legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s eldest son, Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr. (known as Lloyd Wright) designed the 1926 Derby House in Glendale’s scenic Chevy Chase Canyon. The 3,281-square-foot home was commissioned by businessman James Derby for his family, but he and his wife separated before the home was completed, so only she and their children ever lived there.

Photo by Nick F., Open House Foto

Lloyd Wright built the Derby House using wood, glass, and ornamental concrete textile blocks stenciled with intricate, Mayan-influenced patterns.

Lloyd Wright built the Derby House using wood, glass, and ornamental concrete textile blocks stenciled with intricate, Mayan-influenced patterns. 

Photo by Nick F., Open House Foto

The double-height living room features a towering fireplace with eight-foot-tall grates made from wrought iron. Wood-framed, cathedral-style windows continue throughout the spaces, emphasizing the tall ceilings and bringing natural light inside.

The double-height living room features a towering fireplace with eight-foot-tall grates made from wrought iron. Wood-framed, cathedral-style windows continue throughout the spaces, emphasizing the tall ceilings and bringing natural light inside.

Photo by Nick F., Open House Foto

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