Nebraska Bidder Wins House Built by Architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Kansas City

This undated photo shows the Sondern-Adler house, designed and built in Kansas City, Mo., by iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright. A bidder from Nebraska paid $920,000 for the house at auction, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. (Tammy Ljungblad/The Kansas City Star via AP)

A bidder from Nebraska has paid $920,000 for a house designed and built by iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Kansas City Star reports that Heritage Auctions says the new owner wants to remain anonymous for now, but the bidder plans to honor the integrity of the Sondern-Adler house that sold Monday. Wright designed the home in 1939 for Clarence Sondern. He designed a later addition for the second owner, Arnold Adler.

Heritage Auctions spokesman Eric Bradley says the winning bidder plans to keep it a national or regional destination.

The home had been on the market for 11 months at $1.65 million.

Bidding began at $450,000. Bids quickly soared to $775,000, with the Nebraska bidder on the phone going head-to-head with a representative for a local bidder.

Source: Associated Press