Hollyhock House by Frank Lloyd Wright has reopened to the public after completion of a five-year restoration.
Hollyhock House is Wright's first Los Angeles project. Built between 1919 and 1923, it represents his earliest efforts to develop a regionally appropriate style of architecture for Southern California. Wright himself referred to it as California Romanza, using the musical term meaning "freedom to make one's own form". Taking advantage of Los Angeles' dry, temperate climate, Hollyhock House is a remarkable combination of house and gardens. In addition to the central garden court, each major interior space adjoins an equivalent exterior space, connected either by glass doors, a porch, pergola or colonnade.
A series of rooftop terraces further extend the living space and provide magnificent views of the Los Angeles basin and the Hollywood Hills.