Friday, April 3, 2009

Hollyhock House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

This Los Angeles gem was built in 1921 for Aline Barnsdall, an east-coat oil heiress and art lover. The home was Wright's first Los Angeles project and is currently operated by the City of Los Angeles. We enjoyed our tour of the property and were impressed with the well thoughtout details. Though it's definitelly not an engineering wonder (leaks, cracks, etc.) it is a great example of top to bottom design with no detail left to chance. The home has a perfect view of the city, including the Hollywood sign and another of Wright's homes in the Hollywood hills. Again, no interior shots, sorry!

Now you see it...

Now you don't!