Hollyhock House

Hollyhock is a Frank Lloyd Wright designed house in Los Angeles. It was commissioned by Aline Barnsdall, who never lived in the house and instead donated it to the city. She lived in one of the guest houses, but apparently wasn’t happy with Wright’s design. She wanted a theatre.

It feels like a Wright-inspired prairie home with a California spirit. 

Photography was not allowed inside so I had to settled for the outside only. 

These are the windows of the master suite. We weren’t allowed in this part of the house due to ADA issues with accessibility. I would love a wall of windows in my bedroom. 

  
The courtyard. The master suite is to the left. The kitchen and dining room to the right (north). 

One of the docents speculates that the 3 levels around this fountain were Wright’s version of the theatre Aline wanted. 

  
This is the living area. It is anchored by a large fireplace that had a moat around it. Yes, a water moat inside the living room. 

The stained glass throughout the house was lovely, and signature Frank Lloyd Wright. 

  
A large planter at the house’s entrance. 

  

  
Homeless man sleeping on the lawn. Typical of LA?

  
One of the best things about this house …..its view. Zoomed in photo. 

  
Not my best selfie, but that is the Hollywood sign way out there.   

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About jewelsworldtravels

I want to see the world! I am armed with the book "1,000 places to see before you die" and I am having a great time. I am also a dog lover and theatre snob.
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