PHOENIX (AP) — A Las Vegas attorney has been identified as the buyer of a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in Phoenix last year, saving it from possible demolition.
The Arizona Republic reported Tuesday that Zach Rawling is the principal of a company that bought the home in December for a reported $2.3 million.
Phoenix officials say the buyer's plan is to restore, maintain and operate the home for educational purposes.
Rawling apparently spent some of his time growing up in Phoenix's Arcadia area, where the house designed and built by the famed architect for his son and daughter-in-law in the 1950s is located.
It was twice sold in recent years and preservationists objected last summer when they learned a development company planned to demolish the home in order to split the property.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com
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