Frank Lloyd Wright’s monumental Ennis House hits the market for $23M

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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, Mayan-inspired homes that the architect designed during a brief sojourn in Southern California. Through star appearances in films like Blade Runnerand 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.

Damaged in the Northridge earthquake, the house was partially rehabilitated in 2007. Billionaire investor Ron Burkle purchased it four years later for $4.5 million with plans for further restoration.

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.

Ennis house fireplace and columns

Leaded glass window

Ennis house billiards room

Ennis house bedroom

Ennis house dining room

Ennis house hallway

Ennis house bathroom

Ennis house study

Ennis house kitchen

Ennis house pool

Ennis house exterior

Ennis House

2607 Glendower Ave., Los Angeles, CA

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