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AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE: A rare opportunity to own one of Frank Lloyd Wright's early Usonian-style homes, built by Wright in 1939 and expanded by the architect in 1948. A cypress and brick exterior virtually melts into the surrounding wooded landscape. Enjoy seamless use of indoor and outdoor spaces with multiple terraces and floor to ceiling windows. Admirers of Wright will appreciate the clerestory windows, welcoming fireplaces and intimate spaces created in and around the home with the use of local materials.

This L-shaped Usonian home connects visitors to nature with a single cantilevered roof and walls of glass. A sunken living room is anchored by a massive brick fireplace and is at once spacious and cozy. The home's tidewater cypress ceilings and built-ins virtually embrace visitors by contrasting spacious rooms and private nooks. Wright's unique casement windows fully open and allow for natural cooling in the summer and expansive views. A few pieces of furniture, original to the home will remain.

Nestled into the canopy, the home offers incredible privacy, yet is located in the heart of Kansas City, only minutes away from The Plaza, Westport, and 39th St shopping districts, as well as the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Crossroads Art District. Sometimes offered as a short-term rental, the Sondern-Adler house is a testament to Wright's vision.

Highlights include:

  • Main residence 2965 sf
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 baths
  • Private lot in a quiet neighborhood; home is not visible from the road
  • Oversized 2-car carport under cantilevered roof
  • 1.5 acres of heavily wooded and hilly grounds
  • Master suite with fireplace and terrace views
  • Tidewater red cedar ceilings with clerestory windows and integrated lighting
  • Lounge with library and bar
  • Built-in cabinets and closets blend in seamlessly with walls
  • Close to luxury shops, restaurants, museums and galleries.
  • Popular short-term rental opportunities

All bidders are required to pre-qualify for each property auction by submitting proof of guaranteed funds. Bids will only be accepted in person or by phone, and online bidding will not be available. For more information or to pre-qualify to bid, please call 855-261-0573 or email

To aid buyers in evaluating this property, a comprehensive Due Diligence Package (DDP) has been created. To request a DDP, please call or text 941-777-2BID or email .

Preview Schedule

August 9-12 from 1-4.

Live Auction on Site

Monday 7 PM Central, August 12, 2019

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For more information and to speak with one of our auction specialists, please call 855-261-0573.