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Originally published Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 12:00 AM

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Frank Lloyd Wright house designed for son has been sold

A home that famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed for his son has been sold for $2.8 million million. Real-estate agent...

PHOENIX — A home that famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed for his son has been sold for $2.8 million. Real-estate agent Cionne McCarthy says the buyer plans to restore the home, built in 1951, to its original condition.

The 2-acre property includes a guesthouse, pool and a spiral ramp leading to the home's second-level living space, with a rooftop deck offering views of nearby Camelback Mountain. It was occupied by David Wright and his wife, Gladys. David Wright died in 1997 and his wife died last year. It is one of about 500 houses worldwide that sprang directly from the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright, who died in 1959.

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FTC releases video on

foreclosure-rescue scams

The Federal Trade Commission has released a video, "Real People, Real Stories" that is available for download in English (www.ftc.gov/YourHome) and Spanish (www.ftc.gov/SuCasa).

You can also print out a page of tips and advice for avoiding such scams — "A note to homeowners" — that is available in English (www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/homes/rea16.shtm) and Spanish (www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/homes/srea16.shtm). See related story on fraudulent loan consultants on E3.

Seattle Times staff

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