Recently we stumbled upon the listing for this Frank Lloyd Wright designed house in LA. In case you don’t know Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1957) is a famous architect, interior designer and author, who in 1991 was named as “the greatest American architect of all time” by American Institute of Architects.
The house is made out of designer concrete blocks and is one of 4 houses designed by the architect in 1920’s. Currently the house belongs to the Ennis House Foundation which is on-profit organization, responsible in maintaining the property. The house is listed by the U.S. Department of the Interior in the National Register of Historic Places, it has been declared a Cultural Heritage Monument by the City of Los Angeles, and it has been designated a California State Landmark.
In 2005, the house which is located in the Los Feliz Hills in Hollywood, CA was damaged due to rain and mud slides. It is estimated that the property will need $10 million in restoration, which the Ennis House Foundation cannot afford to pay. That is why they placed the property on sale. The listing price is about $7.5 million. The house was originally listed for $15 million in 2009. Given the necessary repairs, we’ll let you decide if such property might be worth the price tag. Perhaps it should be looked at as apiece of art, like a Picasso.
“What this house offers, really, it’s a trophy property. Some people have trophy wives – this is a trophy house,” Linda Dishman, executive director of the Los Angeles Conservancy, told National Public Radio.