Lloyd Wright, Architect. The Calori House, 1926, Glendale Historic Register #23.
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Now on the market: Cultural Historic Monument #235: Lloyd Wright’s Henry Bollman Residence. Wright’s vision is expressed through a building system utilizing precast concrete blocks to augment standard construction techniques.
Another year, another year of beautiful homes listed for sale in LA. And with that it’s time again to choose the Home Of The Year.
Just listed in at the top of the Hollywood Hills is The De Jonghe Residence by Lloyd Wright. Built in 1949 with later enhancements by architect John Powell.
It’s that time again for us to decide which was the best home of the year. 2013 was a great year for architectural listings in Los Angeles and it was hard to narrow the picks to these 9 homes.
One of Lloyd Wright’s, son of Frank Lloyd Wright, greatest achievements is the Derby House. Set in Glendale on 1.5 acre lot, it features meandering paths through lush greenscapes and an exterior of cast concrete block with yucca plant inspired theme. Built in 1926 for businessman James Derby, the current owners have meticulously kept up with the preservation of the house, and in fact many of the same plants, including the Lloyd Wright’s original blue gum trees still surround the property.
The historic Samuel-Novarro house was built in 1928 by Lloyd Wright for Ramon Novarro’s close friend and business manager, Louis Samuel but later changed hands to Novarro. The majestic 4-level, 3-bedroom home is built into the side of a hill in the exclusive Oaks neighborhood in Los Feliz. It has been meticulously restored and features sleek concrete floors, dramatic windows, countless architectural details, beautiful outdoor spaces, an enclosed pool and terrace with a jasmine covered walkway.
The Farrell House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright Jr. in 1926, is centered around a romantic courtyard and includes a private yard and pool. The 1,883 square foot residence located in Los Feliz features original Wright-designed details. There are high ceilings that frame the sanctuary-like spaces, as well as 2 bedrooms, a den, and a separate guesthouse.
Built in 1950, this home was known as the Alfred Newman Estate, designed by Lloyd Wright. It has undergone an exceptional restoration. The present owner consulted with a well known Northern California architect and successfully added two separate, legal parcels to the compound. The main residence is hidden down a long private driveway, and includes restored built-in furniture, a dining area, and kitchen…