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Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s Storer House in the Hollywood Hills

Oct 10, 2013

8161 Hollywood Blvd., LA, CA  90069
4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths
Asking price: $6,900,000
If you’d like to view this home in person, please contact us here.

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There are only six homes in Los Angeles with the distinction of having been designed by the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright. Now one of these rare gems—the Storer Residence—can be yours. Located in the western Hollywood Hills, the home was built in 1923 for Dr. John B. Storer, a surgeon from Wisconsin who went into real estate after failing the California medical license exam. The (not-so-good) doctor moved out in 1927, though his brass nameplate still remains. Subsequent notable residents of the house include Pauline Schindler, ex-wife of architect Rudolph Schindler, and Matrix producer/architecture buff Joel Silver, who spared no expense restoring the Storer when he purchased it in the mid-80s. The 3,000-square-foot Mayan/Pre-Columbian-style landmark hasn’t been on the market for over a decade, so what say we take a good look around?

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The last of a series of four concrete textile-block homes Wright designed in Los Angeles, the Storer is unique in that there are four different patterns repeated among its concrete blocks, while the previous three have a single dedicated pattern each.

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The home’s showstopper is its two-story living room, which opens onto terraces in both the front and back of the house.

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You’ll find fireplaces in the living room and the dining room.

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The dining room also features French doors that open up to the patio.

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Another view of the dining room.

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One of the home’s four bedrooms.

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The swimming pool was added by Joel Silver, whose restoration was overseen by Frank Lloyd Wright’s grandson, Eric Wright, following FLW’s original plans.

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The three-story residence is terraced into its site, in accordance with Wright’s decree: “You should never build on top of the hill; if you build on top of the hill, you lose the hill.”

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Storer Residence floor plans, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

If you’d like to view this historic home in person, please contact us here.

 

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