Thursday, August 21, 2014

California Architectural Gem: Ennis House

Located in Los Feliz, the Ennis House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1924. Drawing inspiration from Mayan temple architecture, it is constructed of pre-cast concrete blocks. One of a number of houses Wright designed in L.A. during this period using the cement block technique, the structure is reinforced with metal bars. Because of the larger budget of the owners it's also on of the largest built with this method. Typical of Wright's style, it is designed to embrace the land it's constructed on. The building is foreign and unusual looking for the time, but also features familiar elements of art nouveau style with metal scrollwork and stained glass.

Such a gorgeous pool, and view.

The library's built in bookcases, what an amazing space to read.

This interior hallway is pure magic.

The paved courtyard separating the main house and garage is designed to highlight the view.

The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is available to tour 12 days out of the year. It's definitely on our list of places to visit.
All images from Pinterest.

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