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Lloyd Wright’s glorious Calori House asking $1.7M in Glendale

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Built in 1926, it was impeccably restored and updated in 2016

Side view of Spanish-style home with a white stucco facade, tiled roof, and a sculptural, geometric embellishment below the window.
The home’s stylized box-stepped exterior areas are reminiscent of Wright’s 1924 design of the Hollywood Bowl’s band shell.
Photos by Cameron Carothers, courtesy of Crosby Doe

Glendale’s bucolic Chevy Chase Canyon is graced with several homes designed by the gifted Lloyd Wright between 1925 and 1926. Along with the Pre-Columbian and Islamic-style Derby House, you’ll find the early-modern E.R. Lewis House, and the Expressionist and Spanish Colonial Revival Calori House, which is now on the market.

Listed on Glendale’s Historic Register, the two-story residence at 3021 E. Chevy Chase Canyon Drive was commissioned by Dr. E.E. Calori, who only lived in the home for about two years before selling it. It got bounced around between various owners in subsequent decades, descending into an advanced state of dilapidation before getting rescued and restored in 2016.

Sited on a .28-acre lot, the updated home contains two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms within 2,190 square feet. Features include box-stepped doorway surrounds, groin vaults, barrel ceilings, wrought iron light fixtures and railings, two fireplaces, hardwood floors, a magnesite staircase, and French doors.

Per the listing, “in keeping with Wright’s organic roots, every room except the baths open to the out of doors.” Exterior spaces include a flat, grassy yard, a spacious dining patio, and a private deck off the master bedroom.

The property is listed with Crosby Doe of Crosby Doe Associates at an asking price of $1.695 million.

A dramatic living room with swooping archways. rounded ceiling, rounded fireplace, and textured, plaster walls. The room is elegantly furnished with wrought iron sconces, velvet chairs, and curvaceous wood furniture.
Features include a magnesite staircase, archways, and two fireplaces.
Groin vaults and stairs lined in concrete tiles stained reddish brown lead into a formal dining room with wood floors. Wrought iron light pendants hang from the ceilings.
Wrought iron chandeliers, sconces, and railings are found throughout.
Photos by Cameron Carothers, courtesy of Crosby Doe
A contemporary kitchen with period cabinets painted teal and marble countertops in white and gray.
The kitchen has been updated with marble countertops and stainless steel appliances.
The updated master bathroom contains a clawfoot tub, double-sinks, and wood-frame casement windows on two sides.
The back view of the two-story house and a patio and grassy yard. An exterior stair case leads to the upper level, which is supported on the other side by wood beams. The windows are framed in wood stained a dark brown.
The home is on a flat .28-acre lot.