In today's Philadelphia Inquirer, there was an interesting article that highlighted the Suntop Homes, a set of residences designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the nearby Mainline suburb of Ardmore. The Suntop Homes were built during the '30s as an experiement in the vein of "minimum houses" (which, trust me, stands in stark contrast to the grand palaces in the area).
The cause for the newspaper article?
One of the current owners have put their unit on the market for around $430,000, hoping that modern buyers will appreciate the architectural pedigree...and overlook some of the apparent practicality issues of living in the space (i.e., low ceilings, narrow staircases, small bedrooms, a historically leaky roof).
Take a look:
My question is: would you be willing to sacrifice space or practicality for a piece of architectural history?