After an extensive restoration, Frank Lloyd Wright’s spectacular Ennis House is looking for a new owner.
Built in 1924, the sprawling concrete block home was one of a handful of enigmatic, Maya-inspired homes that the architect designed during a brief sojourn in Southern California. Through star appearances in films like Blade Runner and House on Haunted Hill, the Los Feliz house became a recognizable LA landmark and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
Almost $17 million later, that work is complete, and the house is being quietly shopped for $23 million.
According to listing material, the “remarkably livable” house is being offered furnished. The striking interiors feature concrete columns, enormous leaded glass windows, marble and hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, custom light fixtures, and walls of mosaic tile.
Occupying a half-acre lot, the residence looms over the neighborhood like an ancient temple, and can be seen for miles around. That makes for some pretty nice views, of course, and the house is laden with multiple balconies, patios, and wraparound walkways. There’s also a large pool deck and a fish pond.
The house is being shown by appointment only to prequalified buyers, so don’t plan on crashing an open house. Branden and Rayni Williams of Hilton & Hyland have the listing, along with Ron De Salvo of Coldwell Banker.