One of the most impressive homes in America has surfaced on the market after a nearly $17,000,000 restoration. Now, it's looking for a new buyer.
Of the many architectural landmarks in Los Angeles, few are as iconic of Hollywood’s film industry as the Ennis House.
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built by his son in 1924 for retailer Charles Ennis and his wife, Mabel, the 6,200-square-foot residence has been featured dozens of times in film and television—including Rush Hour, Twin Peaks, Mullholand Drive, and most famously, in the 1982 film Blade Runner.
Beloved by architects and film buffs alike, the historic home’s striking appearance comes from its Mayan Revival roots, which informed its temple-like appearance. The monumental mass is made all the more dramatic by its Los Feliz hilltop location overlooking cinematic city views.
When current owner Ron Burkle purchased the property from the Ennis House Foundation in 2011 for just under $4.5 million, the home had fallen into disrepair following severe damage from the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Burkle spent nearly $17 million to stabilize and bring the abode back to its original brilliance.