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Hollyhock House, Los Angeles

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The Aline Barnsdall Hollyhock House in the East Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright originally as a residence for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall (built, 1919–1921). The building is now the centerpiece of the city's Barnsdall Art Park. In July 2019, along with seven other buildings designed by Wright in the 20th century, it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Hollyhock House is noted for developing an influential architectural aesthetic, which combined indoor and outdoor living spaces. It is the first time modern American architecture has been recognized on the World Heritage List.
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  • Not an easy place to find but we were determined to get there. If you are a fan of architecture you would want to visit here. Unfortunately the day we visited it was raining and there were no tours....  more »
  • Took the outdoor tour where we learn a lot about the history of the house from the Docent. The outside is not typical of FLW but then you get to the inside: Wright at his best. Beautiful interior.....  more »
  • The project would have been magnificent but the sponsor got tired of architect’s delays and astronomical numbers over budget. What remains is a beautiful park with a small museum and a Frank Lloyd...  more »
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  • Fantastic staff! We arrived too late for the guided tour but staff was peppered throughout the house to guide and give an oral history of the house's features. There are programs when you go in with many of the same details if that's your preference. The house is in the process of being restored and many parts previously roped off are now able to viewed by the public. Our guide said the upstairs will soon be open and a virtual tour of the upstairs bedroom is available online.
  • Excellently designed house, reasonable price, very well written guidebook and friendly staff. House is well looked after by the city and guests are treated well by employees, who explain the rules kindly. Very impressed, only issue is that half the house was closed off when clearly it was meant for visitors, such as the entire east wing of the house. It would be nice if the inner courtyard and bridge were available to walk in (or at least the doors open) so that Wright’s intention of “uniting indoor and outdoor” could be seen by visitors. Recommend to anyone with a spare $7 and 45 minutes, interested in architecture or design when in the area.
  • Small but very cool spot. The grassy area out front is also very nice, especially when the jacarandas are blooming. Docents are very knowledgeable and friendly. I’d like to come back for the indoor and outdoor tours, though strangely they they occur on different days of the week.
  • On a hot summer day, it's great to visit and picnic on the grounds. But the house itself was ok; most areas were blocked and we were prohibited from taking even non-flash photography. $7 per adult was steep for a ten minute visit. Knowledgeable volunteers but it felt more like being monitored than being informed. Interesting and inspiring interior layout and furniture.
  • I did the tour of the Hollyhock house. It's very intuitive with the history of Los Angeles. Definitely a must. Barnsdall park itself is also a great place to see the sun set over the Hollywood hills!

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