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Can you imagine owning your own Frank Lloyd Wright home? If you can, here's your chance. The Bowler Home, also known as the Bird of Paradise house, is for sale. It's in Rancho Palos Verdes, one of the nicest neighborhoods in LA, not too far from where I live. Its being sold "as is" - which has some people wondering about the condition its in. It was originally built in 1963 and renovated by Wright's son Eric in 1991. Wright was known for paying attention to every interior of the interior as well as the exterior - down to designing his own furniture for his homes. The interior photos show the original Wright furniture, and the listing states furniture "on display" - but what that means, no one seems to know. It sounds as though this is a trust sale. Even so, its hard to believe that its going for $2.5 Million when you consider that the oceanfront places down the street here in Manhattan Beach go for more than twice that. It's your chance to own history, so get your stuff together and buy it! And if you do, can I be your pool boy?... [note: be sure to see comments - it looks like this is probably a Frank Lloyd Wright Jr home. Nonetheless, its still just as impressive - and a steal, and I'd still be happy to be your poolboy!]
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