La Miniatura For Sale

Located in Pasadena, California, (down the street from Greene & Greene's famed Gamble House), La Miniatura was commissioned by rare book seller Alice Millard in 1923. The 2,400-square-foot house was among the first to feature Wright's "textile blocks," which are patterned concrete bricks cast from the clay sand found on site. Notorious for decomposing over time, the blocks are a royal pain in the wallet to conserve.

Check out these pics of La Miniatura from my golfing buddy Will Campbell on Flickr, taken at a tour of the house last year (the first time it had been opened to the public since 1992).

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