Hollyhock House

May 17, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

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Hollyhock House in the East Hollywood community of LA was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 20th century, it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is the first time modern American architecture has been recognized on the World Heritage List. Aline Barnsdall (the original owner), originally intended the house to be part of an arts and live-theater complex on a property known as Olive Hill, but the larger project was never completed.

 

As with many of Wright's residences, it has an "introverted" exterior with windows that seem hidden from the outside, and is not easy to decode from the outside. The house is arranged around a central courtyard with one side open to form a kind of theatrical stage (never used as such), and a complex system of split levels, steps and roof terraces around that courtyard. The design features exterior walls that are tilted back at 85 degrees (which helps provide a "Mayan" appearance sometimes referred to as the Mayan Revival style), leaded art glass in the windows, a grand fireplace with a large abstract bas-relief, and a moat. Water is meant to flow from a pool in the courtyard through a tunnel to this inside moat, and out again to a fountain.

 

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollyhock_House

 


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