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Visit These Frank Lloyd Wright Homes in LA

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect who came to prominence during the 1920s and continued to have an impact on architecture far beyond this. Wright believed that buildings should be designed in harmony with its environment and humanity. Here are some of the homes that Wright designed in Southern California that you can still see today.

Wright’s first commission in Los Angeles for heiress Aline Barnsdall. The house represents the architecture that he created specifically used for Southern California, which he called California Romanza, a musical term that means, “freedom to make one’s own form”. This home is known as the Hollyhock House, which was heiress Barnsdall’s favorite flower at the time the house was commissioned. For more information, visit http://barnsdall.org/hollyhock-house/tours/

Wright continued to design many homes in Los Angeles after this. However, many of these are now private homes and tours are not offered. Despite this, you can still visit the homes and admire the outside architecture at a respectful distance. The Freeman House is located at 1962 Glencoe Way and is located in the Hollywood Hills. This house is one of three textile block homes, that is, patterned concrete homes, that Wright designed during the 1920s. The Storer House is located at 8161 Hollywood Blvd and is also on the National Register of Historic Places. This house is another of the textile blocks houses. The Sturges House is located 449 N. Skyewiay Rd in Brentwood Heights. The home was designed in 1939 and was Wright’s first home in the West Coast that used the Usonian-style design. Other houses that you can see include the Millard House, located 645 Prospect Crescent in Pasadena and the Arch Oboler Gatehouse and Eleanor’s Retreat located at 32436 W. Mulholland Highway in Malibu.