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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samuel & Harriet Freeman House For Sale

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Jul 9, 2021

The iconic Samuel & Harriet Freeman House in Los Angeles, expresses the design rationale of Wright’s textile block construction system, incorporating the openness and central hearth of Wright’s earlier Prairie houses with the extensive ornament of the textile blocks.

The Samuel & Harriet Freeman House by Frank Lloyd Wright (1923-25) with additions and furniture by Rudolf Schindler and subsequent minor improvements by Wright’s apprentices, John Lautner, Gregory Ain, and Robert Clark, is now for sale.

Crowning the hill above Highland and Franklin with 270-degree views of Hollywood and the LA Basin, the Freeman House was originally designed as a salon space with a focal hearth, quasi-open kitchen, two bedrooms, and various terraces and roof decks. The concrete knit blocks provide structure and organic decoration, embodying the very concept of architecture as art.

 

The Freeman House clearly expresses the design rationale of Wright’s textile block construction system, incorporating the openness and central hearth of Wright’s earlier Prairie houses with the extensive ornament of the textile blocks. The walls, constructed of 12,000 cast concrete blocks, are textured on both the interior and exterior to create a unified decorative scheme. Large windows, balconies and terraces make the modest home feel expansive.

 


The price of the home is $4,250,000 and includes many of the original furnishings designed for the house. The home is on the National Register of Historic Places, reference number: 71000146.

Interested parties are encouraged to consult images, plans, and source materials on the property website. More information on the listing can be found here.


Can’t afford to buy the house? You can create your own with these mini-Freeman House blocks!

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