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Famed architect's home eyed as Phoenix landmark

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The Phoenix Planning Commission voted six to one Tuesday to recommend landmark status for the home in Arcadia designed and built by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The Phoenix Planning Commission voted six to one Tuesday to recommend landmark status for the home in Arcadia designed and built by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
"I'm not going to drag this through the mud for three more years," said owner Steven Sells. "I'm not going to drag this through the mud for three more years," said owner Steven Sells.
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A famous Phoenix home is one step closer to becoming a historic landmark.

The Phoenix Planning Commission voted six to one Tuesday to recommend landmark status for the home in Arcadia designed and built by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

That designation would protect the property for three years.

The owners, two local developers, were also at the meeting.

They said they want the building preserved, but that their best interests have to come first.

"I'm not going to drag this through the mud for three more years," said owner Steven Sells. "If it comes down to it, and we have to make a decision, then we develop.

"Do I want to? Absolutely not," Sells said. "Do I think that's going to happen? I don't. But at the end of the day, I've got to protect my family, and my partner's family, and stand up for private property rights."

The Phoenix City Council will make the final decision as to whether the home becomes a historic landmark on Nov. 7.

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