Inside the Landmark House in Los Angeles designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son
selling price: $2.9 million
Completed in 1922, the Henry O. Bollman residence was the second independent commission of Lloyd Wright, son of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and collaborator on his father’s famous Hollyhock home in Los Angeles.
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Hollywood has been on the cover of Architectural Digest twice under a previous owner and has been designated a Los Angeles Cultural Monument. Sensitively updated, featuring patterned precast concrete and Mesoamerican blocks, the home remains exactly as Wright designed it a century ago.
“It’s the only Wright house in the neighborhood,” said listing agent Nate Cole of Modern California House. “He was going his own way at this time, trying to differentiate his work from his father’s. The house has the quality of a distillery. It’s a very modern and livable home even after 100 years.
The sellers, who declined to comment, put the home up for sale in June with Cole and Dalton Gomez of AKGRE/Christie’s International Real Estate. They found a buyer last month and sold the landmark on August 30 for $2.9 million.
Wright, whose career included working for the landscape architecture firm Olmsted Brothers and with the famous modernist architect Irving Gill, created a monolithic brick building system for the Bollman Residence, tying hollow concrete blocks together on horizontal and vertical steel rods like beads on a necklace.
Wright designed the house for Henry Pullman, a contractor/builder with whom he worked on several projects. The sellers purchased it from interior designer Mimi London.
Because of the home’s historic designation, Cole said, new owners will continue to receive significant reductions in property taxes.
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Set on an 8,100-square-foot plot, this two-story, 2,518-square-foot, four-bedroom, two-bath residence is vintage-inspired.
means of comfort
The property has three parking spaces, and the home has a gas fireplace, formal dining room, and contemporary period kitchen with island and breakfast bar.
The Henry O. Bollman Residence is located in the Sunset Square Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, which includes 348 lots containing homes built in the first half of the 20th century in a variety of traditional styles ranging from Craftsman and Tudor to American Colonial Revival.
“The neighborhood, which is entirely residential, is central, convenient and walkable,” Cole said. “It’s two blocks from the palace Marmont Hotel and Sunset Strip. “It’s a quiet, peaceful oasis, and Wright’s house is on one of its main streets.”
Client: Nate Cole of Modern California House and Dalton Gomez of AKGRE/Christie’s International Real Estate
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