Last two images of studio via Howard Zellman & Associates It's been a long trip for this listing to get to "entertaining pavilion originally designed by Lloyd Wright." Back in 1948, Wright designed a hexagonally-shapped studio pavilion on this property for his friend Jascha Heifetz, one of the greatest violinists ever. After Heifetz died in 1987, actor James Woods bought the property and decided to build a new house, but he wanted to make sure the Wright studio was saved. The LA Conservancy and private preservationists all showed interest at various points, as reported in a 1999 LA Times article, but nothing worked out until eventually Downtown's Colburn School arranged to have the building disassembled and reconstructed piece by piece inside the school in 1998. Meanwhile, back in Coldwater Canyon, Woods built a new house in 1996, and his architect Lise Claiborne Matthews designed "a trellis, at the actor's request, to commemorate the studio." Woods sold in 2002, according to Blockshopper, and the three bedroom, four bathroom house came on the market again in April of this year, asking $12.495 million. After two chops, it's now down to $9.995 million.
· 1520 GILCREST Dr [Redfin]
· The Studio [Jascha Heifetz]
· Inside the Master's Retreat [LAT]