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There is something utterly unique about this place. The comparison in the article of the house to a coiled rattlesnake is an interesting one. All for the more reason to not mess with it, and leave plenty of space around it!
Poetic, filled with fantasy, it is a wonderful gift to a son (and the rest of us!...)
I've done what I can--posted the petition everywhere I could think, made some email noise. Wrote and called City of Phoenix. Suggested Eminent Domain. Found a potential buyer (wrote to City regarding and NO ONE got back to me--can you believe that??). Even told Sells, the other owner about buyer--he seemed interested but I didn't know at the time he already turned down a cash offer above cost.
Anyone have a way in to talk to someone with authority.
Let's all hope this is resolved in the best interest of everyone, although it seems the place will be completely surrounded by large homes.
I don't think so--about large homes surrounding it (except one being built on a nearby property). Supposedly the potential buyers are getting the whole experience when they by--the land (a 2+ acre lot) and the residence. The builder cannot really do what he wants due to the zoning, can't build as many homes or as high up, so it's easier for him to sell the whole thing and either start again elsewhere or take his money and go on with his life. That's Sells, the one who made the purchase; the other partner, Hoffman, is the problem in that his is sweat equity, so he gets nothing when it sells, and he has more of an interest in the bulldozer no matter how many people throughout the world it saddens--he's only thinking of himself--he's not even thinking of his friend Sells who he put in this position by not doing enough homework when he found the place. Sells thought he was getting an easy deal at a low price, but now it's getting all complicated and the PR for his business is horrible. Who'd even want their homes at this point; they'd be known as the ones who did this terrible razing of a Wright--unthinkable!!
There are houses already there, for years, that are not going anywhere soon--take a look at an satellite aerial if you don't live in the area. I do, and vacant lots do not surround the DWHouse at this time. If the property is sold as a package, there will be very little chance that a high-rise will happen in our lifetime, blocking DWHouse views. Phoenix, as a general rule, has very little "high" buildings, and that area in particular, Arcadia, has many low ranch-style homes.
I understand what you are saying, but at this time, it's not an issue; however, saving the house, and getting the petition filled, is the current push.