On the Market: $2.5 Million Midcentury Phoenix Home Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentice

A midcentury Phoenix home designed by one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s first apprentices is for sale with an asking price of $2.5 million. 

The remarkable property, known as The Hawkins Residence, is nestled in the Camelback Mountain foothills at 5111 N. Saddlerock Lane, offering both city and mountain views and an acre of surrounding desert landscape. 

Designed by Blaine Drake in 1964, the home features classic midcentury architecture and amenities with 3,700 square feet of living space, four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and two covered garage spaces. 

Drake was one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s first apprentices in the early 1930s and mainly worked around the Phoenix area, designing over 200 homes throughout his career. With most of Drake’s residential projects featuring more rectangular architecture, The Hawkins Residence is unique with two arches and a curved loggia that follows the pathway to the entrance of the house. 

The home also features floor-to-ceiling glass doors, walnut built-ins, a brick fireplace, mahogany millwork, shaded roof overhangs and updated appliances and flooring to allow for modern living without taking away from the original design and spirit. 

According to AZ Architecture who is listing the home, The Hawkins Residence was featured prominently in Drake’s 1992 Exhibition “40 Years of Architecture In Arizona” which was presented at Arizona State University.

View the listing here.

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