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Hollyhock House

All photographs taken by Kenneth A. Larson. All rights reserved. © 2016 - 2017.

The Hollyhock House is in Barnsdall Art Park

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Aline Bansdall between 1919-1921, the house was not suitable for her and she lived in a guest house on the property. Aline Barnsdall donated the house to the city of Los Angeles in 1927 with the stipulation that the California Art Club be given a fifteen-year lease to use for its headquarters, which continued until 1942. The city put the original furniture in storage and it was never seen again. text here. Today, after a three-year restoration, the house is open for tours.

Barnsdall Art Park
is located at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90027

Thurs - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Last ticket sold at 3:30 pm
Closed for Holidays
November 24 - 25
December 24 - 26
December 31 - January 1

Courtyard surrounded by the bedrooms, living room, kitchen and an open section below a hallway.


Looking up to the east facade.

Detail of the textile block on the east facade.

The east side of the house.
The east side of the house.


Column on garage.
Detail of the textile block on the garage.

Light detail.

North facade of the house facing the garage.

Northwest facade.

These planters are cast concrete with textile block.


Corner detail with textile block.

Southeast corner.

Textile block detail.

West facade.

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