Now on the market: Cultural Historic Monument #235: Lloyd Wright’s Henry Bollman Residence.
By the early 1920’s Lloyd Wright had accumulated experience in theatre, music, landscape, and architectural design.
Working associations with his father, Olmsted & Olmsted, Irving Gill, Rudolph Schindler, and Norman Bel Geddes contributed to his personal vision of a new architecture integrating his total experience.
Here in his second commission, Wright’s vision is expressed through a building system utilizing precast concrete blocks to augment standard construction techniques.
Style elements draw from theatrical and Meso-American precedents which, when translated to the interiors, impart a sense of drama and intimacy.
The massing of the blocks unites ground and structure, as well as imparting a temple-like feeling to the facade.
Anchor of the Sunset Square Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, the Bollman Residence has earned two covers of Architectural Digest, and with the new owner’s improvements could deserve a third.
Listing courtesy of Crosby Doe, Crosby Doe Associates, Inc.