Lost in Los Angeles: Frank Lloyd Wright
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The Hollyhock House was what brought R.M. Schindler to Los Angeles to oversee the construction of the project while Wright was in Japan building the Imperial Hotel. Schindler designed many of the details (of example, indoor and outdoor lights) as well as many of the "out buildings" under the instructions of Wright to "design a Wright". The client, Aline Barnsdall, later hired Schindler to do some interior redecorating as well as some landscaping, something that allowed him to transition to his own practice.
Whilst driving about town streetgawking at Schindlers, I accidentally came across two other Wrights (upon seeing one of his houses straddled on either side by a Schindler and Neutra, Wright remarked that he felt like Jesus, crucified between two thieves...).
The first Wright I stumbled across (besides viewing it from a distance from Hollyhock) was the Ennis House. Designed in 1923 and finished in 1925, it was one of his textile block houses in the Mayan-revival style he thought suited Southern California. The house, privately owned, is under continuing restoration.
The second Wright I stumbled upon was another of the textile houses, the Freeman House, built in 1923. Much more modest than Hollyhock or Ennis, the Freeman house has a single story street presence that belies the three stories that spill down the hillslope. While walking up and down the street in search of the Schindler, a local chatted with me about the houses, recalling the wild parties she attended at the Freeman's!