The Landmark West Hollywood home of Lloyd Wright includes a studio and a courtyard
Despite the fact that he is often confused with his more famous father, Frank Lloyd Wright — regarded by the American Institute of Architects as the greatest American architect of all time — his name has unquestionably made a mark on Los Angeles with a long-running career that lasted until his death at age 88 in 1978. In his long career, Lloyd Wright undoubtedly contributed his own unique design stamp on Los Angeles.
He was not only FLW's oldest son, but also one of the most renowned set designers in the Hollywood Bowl, in addition to creating elaborate castles and village sets themed to the 12th-century for Douglas Fairbanks' version of "Robin Hood."
His work also includes two orchestra shells. It is crucial to note that Wright is also responsible for a number of early modern buildings that can be found throughout the Los Angeles area., the most famous of which is the Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes and the neo-Mayan Sowden House in Los Feliz.
The one-of-a-kind structure that Wright designed and built for his own home and studio is also making a significant impact — where he worked on many of his father's projects, including the Hollyhock House, and also established his own studio practice. A historic duplex in West Hollywood has just come up for sale for under $7 million.
Built in the late 1920s by Wright's son, Eric Wright, and his grandson FLW, this home was extensively renovated in the 1990s, including the installation of a new foundation, as well as the replacement and repair of some of the deteriorating blocks that had deteriorated over time. In the winter of 2021, the building sold for around $4.4 million, which includes a main-level workspace and a living quarters on its upper levels.
With its stunning stucco facade in beige hues and Wright's signature interlocking concrete blocks with a Joshua tree motif, this stunning residence sits on the corner of a nearly acre parcel in Santa Monica, according to Rich Report.
The striking exterior is characterized by a beige-hued stucco façade and interlocking concrete blocks. Upon entering the home, you will find a little over 2,400 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, all of which adhere to the block theme throughout all of the living space.
A feature of this house that stands out particularly is its cement-clad studio space, which opens to an enclosed patio that is surrounded by a fountain and a pre-Colombian statue, both of which are protected under a conservation easement by the Los Angeles Conservancy.
The upstairs features a fireside living/dining area topped by a wood-and-glass ceiling that makes it feel both indoors and outdoors, as well as a recently updated kitchen that boasts newer stainless steel appliances and is perfectly situated near a private backyard. The listing also mentions that there will be a two-car garage attached to the property.
AKG |Christie's International Real Estate holds the listing for this property, and it is being promoted by Dalton Gomez and Aaron Kirman from AKG.