A historic Frank Lloyd Wright home in Phoenix has narrowly escaped being demolished.
The 1952 concrete structure -- which features a sweeping spiral staircase and is set amid orange orchards in the city's Arcadia neighborhood -- was originally designed for Wright's son and daughter-in-law, David and Gladys Wright. Developer 8081 Meridian bought the home in June for $1.8 million, with plans to divide the two-acre plot and destroy the home.
The developer says it had been issued a valid demolition permit; the city of Phoenix says whoever issued the permit made a mistake.
A deal was signed on Monday between the developer and the city of Phoenix that delays demolition of the home for one month.