The Hollyhock House

The Hollyhock House is Frank Llyod Wright’s first Los Angles commission, which is an ode to California and it’s natural beauty.  Built between 1919 and 1921 for Aline Barnsdall, an oil heiress, in the California Modernism style.  The heiress told Wright to incorporate her favorite flower the Hollyhock in the designs of the house.  The house was commissioned to be the centerpiece of a cultural complex on Olive Hill, which would have included a theater, cinema, artists’ residence, and commercial shops.  Hollyhock is special because of its bold art deco designs and modernism, in addition to being the first Modern American Architecture that has been recognized as a World Heritage Site. 


Hollyhock House



(Images courtesy of Architectural Digest)  

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