Exclusive Video of Wright’s Jaw-Dropping Hollyhock House
This story, originally published in 2015, has been updated with news of Hollyhock House’s UNESCO designation.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, which reopened in 2015 after a multimillion-dollar restoration, has been described as the harbinger of California modernism. The monumental hilltop home has open multipurpose rooms and eliminates the barrier between the interior and the exterior in many places. These are features that became synonymous with California living and residential design as a whole. “It began to change the way Americans used and lived in domestic interior spaces,” says Jeffrey Herr, curator of Hollyhock House. On Sunday, July 9, 2019, UNESCO named eight works designed by Wright, including Hollyhock House, to its World Heritage List.