Just as the much battled-over David and Gladys Wright House—which legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright built for his son and daughter-in-law in the early 1950s—was saved from demolition and set to be landmarked, the Associated Press is reporting that the structure has finally, at long last hallelujah, been saved by an anonymous buyer who paid $2.4M. The new owner "wants to preserve it and restore it," the broker said, which will surely make preservationists breathe a sign of relief. After all, one of the developers who had previously been sniffing around the property told the New York Times that he was going to "move in, invite everybody to come in and take their pictures, and I'm going to wait three years...then I'm going to knock it down to recoup my losses." Looks like "everybody" won't have any access at all to the circular home and its 2,500-square-foot interior, which has built-in furniture and a basement meat locker.
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