Ennis House, California
January 03, 2010 - Los Angeles
The Ennis House, the largest of Frank Lloyd Wright's 'textile-block' homes, is being jointly offered for USD$15 million by Hilton & Hyland and Dilbeck Realtors in Los Angeles, and Christie's Great Estates worldwide.
Built in 1924, the home's exotic, Mayan temple exterior and cathedral-like interior have made the Ennis House a popular setting for films and one of the most recognised landmarks in Los Angeles.
Commanding a hillside at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains, the estate consists of a main house of around 600 sq m and a smaller chauffeur's quarters separated by a paved motor courtyard.
Although the home appears stalwart and fortress like from the outside, the interior is renowned for its visceral quality, illuminated by art-glass windows that cast a soft tapestry of light and colour into its cool-toned rooms and afford sprawling views of Los Angeles.
Source: LP Luxury Properties - www.christiesgreatestates.com
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