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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House Reopens After a $4.3 Million Restoration

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We have oil heiress Aline Barnsdall to thank for bringing Frank Lloyd Wright to Los Angeles to design and build Hollyhock House, completed in 1921. Barnsdall’s 5,000-square-foot home and adjoining theater campus, which she donated to the city of Los Angeles in 1927, is the first of many iconic Wright projects. Some consider Hollyhock House to be the representational foundation of California modernism, although Wright simply referred to it as California Romanza, to reflect the musical symbolism of having the “freedom to make one’s own form.”

A statue stands poised in the middle of a water feature that overlooks the interior courtyard of Frank Lloyd Wright’s...
The Hollyhock House living room houses the original concrete block fireplace.
The most recent room to undergo restorations at Hollyhock House is the library.
A long, naturally lit corridor, which leads to the bedrooms, doubles as an art gallery (artworks were placed in storage...
From a replica of the lampshade that originally perched above the Wright-designed dining room table, to the Hollyhock...
A display nook sits above tall, built-in cabinets in the dining room and offers a sneak peek into the kitchen.
In 1946, Frank Lloyd Wright's son, Lloyd Wright, took to remodeling Hollyhock House with a midcentury modern approach,...
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