Last year Lloyd Wright's famous Bird of Paradise house in Palos Verdes hit the market with a $2.5 million asking price. The house, also known as the Bowler House, was built in 1963 of concrete and Santa Maria stone and had a steeply pitched roof. At the time, we wondered if the furniture, also designed by Lloyd Wright, was for sale, since it was listed as "on display." Now we have our answer. The house sold in January 2009 for considerably less than the original asking price, at $1.895 million, and did not include the furniture. Rather, the furniture is to be auctioned off tomorrow by Bonhams & Butterfields: "Included in the Bowler House collection to be offered at auction in April 2009 are the hexagonal walnut dining table (est. $3,000/5,000), twelve velvet and brass dining chairs (est. $2,500/3,500), pairs of club chairs, and an ottoman (est. $1,500/2,500); as well as various side tables and coffee tables." Happy bidding.
· Design of the Century - Works by Lloyd Wright Highlight 20th Century Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction at Bonhams & Butterfields in April 2009 [Bonhams & Butterfields]
· LA, Wright auction Apr. 8 [LottaLiving]