October 20, 2012 in Nation/World

In brief: Wright-designed home spared, going up for sale

From Wire Reports
 

Phoenix – A Phoenix home designed by noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright had been threatened with demolition but is now about to go on the market.

The 1952 home will be listed Monday for sale at $2,379,000, real estate broker Robert Joffe said Friday.

Joffe said he expects a philanthropic buyer either will donate the property to a Wright foundation or use it for housing for students at a Wright-affiliated school.

“This is not going to be the normal buyer,” he said.

Wright designed the home for his son, David, and daughter-in-law, Gladys, who died in 1997 and 2008, respectively. Wright family members sold the two-acre property in 2008, and the property has been resold since.

The current owners planned to demolish the home to redevelop the property. The potential demolition set off a firestorm among architects, prompting the city to consider a possible historic status designation.

Any immediate threat to the home was averted at least temporarily earlier this month when the owners and the city reached an agreement to put any work on hold to allow time to find a buyer.

Off the bench, Kagan and Scalia are hunting buddies

Knoxville, Tenn. – Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia are ideological opposites, yet they share a pastime: They like to hunt together.

Kagan amused an audience Friday at the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville with stories of how the conservative Scalia taught her to shoot fowl. She said Scalia told her in the spring, “It’s time to move on to the big game.”

She said the two will go hunting in Wyoming this weekend and she hopes to bag an antelope.


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