Frank Lloyd Wright House Hits the Market for $31m


After undergoing a massive $17 million (AU$23m) restoration, the Ennis House, designed by celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is on the market for $23 million ($31m).

The four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom single family house is now jointly listed for sale by Beverly Hills-based real estate agencies Hilton & Hyland and Coldwell Banker.

The residence was designed in 1923 for Charles and Mable Ennis who owned a men’s clothing store at the time.

Inspired by ancient Maya temples, the dwelling features staggered terraces, wraparound walkways and spacious patios.

The sprawling concrete block home is located on a half acre lot in Los Feliz, Los Angeles and enjoys uninterrupted 200 degree views from downtown LA to the Pacific Ocean.

In 1994 the house was partially damaged by the Northridge earthquake, but since then has been completely rehabilitated by current owner, billionaire investor, Ron Burkle.

Related: Great Architects Of The World: Frank Lloyd Wright

The Mayan-inspired residence is up for grabs after a major restoration.
The Mayan-inspired residence is up for grabs after a major restoration.Image: Hilton & Hyland

The Ennis House has become a Los Angeles landmark after appearing in films Blade Runner, Mulholland Drive and House on Haunted Hill.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.

The house is believed to be the largest of the four experimental textile-block houses Wright designed in the Los Angeles area, featuring 27,000 hand cast blocks.

It stands lair-like with concrete columns, marble and teak floors, stained glass windows, copper trimmings and coffered ceilings.

Its main feature however is its "Textile Block" – constructed with over 27,000 hand cast in an aluminium mould.

According to listing material, the house is being offered fully furnished.

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