Frank Lloyd Wright Jr’s second ever house has hit the market in Los Angeles for $2.955m.
The Henry O Bollman Residence was built by Lloyd Wright in 1923 and was the earliest example of his innovative ‘knit-block’ building technique, later adopted by his famous father across his own residential projects, as well as Lloyd Wright’s Sowden House.
The two-storey Hollywood home was designed in a theatrical Mesoamerican style, with a temple-like facade featuring a relief made from precast concrete blocks. Inside, the elaborate decoration continues via brick fireplaces, a staggered staircase and Maya-influence mouldings which have been preserved across the 2,518 sq ft property.
Last on the market in 2014, the four-bedroom Los Angeles property was previously owned by designer Mimi London, who spent years renovating the historic structure. During her tenure, it graced the cover of Architectural Digest twice.
Henry O Bollman Residence’s old bones have been given a spruce via a minimalist white colour scheme, which has been used across the Modernist property – on the market via Crosby Doe Associates. Living spaces have also been expanded into the Lloyd-Wright designed garage, and the kitchen and bathrooms have been updated.
The ground-floor living room and formal dining room lead onto a landscaped tropical garden, planted with Monstera Deliciosa, Trumpet Vine and Black Bird of Paradise, which are native to Latin America.
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