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Hollyhock House

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Address: 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone Number: +1 323-913-4031
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Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This house turned museum was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Great house, not so great visit

The latest restoration of Hollyhock house is magnificent, but the visiting experience is less than satisfying. Instead of docent-led walking tours through the ground floor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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San Diego, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I gave this destination a rating of ‘average’ for several reasons. First, although the house seems to have been well restored, the ‘self guided’ tour is limited to standing in the main foyer and hallway and peering into the living room, dining room, another unfinished room and down a hallway. That’s it. Frankly, the living room from the Lloyd Wright... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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283 reviews 283 reviews
135 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Hollyhock house has reopened after a 4 million dollar renovation. There are self guided tours offered Thursday through Sunday. $7 adults $3 seniors. The house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Construction started in 1919. Frank Lloyd Wright was fired when the house went way over budget and there were construction problems. The house was completed in 1922. They... More 

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Los Angeles, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Hollyhock House is now open for self-guided tours as well as guided-tours. If you are in Los Angeles, you would like to see this beautiful house built by one of the best architects in the world - Frank Lloyd Wright. Aline Barnsdall, the donor of Barnsdall Art Park is the woman that made possible this unique coastal home designed... More 

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Los Angeles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The latest restoration of Hollyhock house is magnificent, but the visiting experience is less than satisfying. Instead of docent-led walking tours through the ground floor, upstairs and downstairs rooms and the garden/patio areas, the visitor is (in contrast to dozens of other Wright houses around the country) restricted to standing in the foyer and looking a ground-floor rooms from behind... More 

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Baltimore MD
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A visit the Hollyhock House is fabulous for so many reasons. First, of course, anyone who appreciates architecture, especially Frank Lloyd Wright, will marvel at how innovative design impacts appearance and functionality throughout the house --- rooms, furniture, carpeting, landscaping -- all purposefully constructed. Very reflective of the genius at work. It's so right (re: Wright - pun intended!). The... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Recently re-opened exemplar of unique Frank Lloyd Wright West Coast style. The house was never occupied by Barnsdall and never entirely completed because of cost overruns and because of artistic disagreements. Nevertheless, an extraordinary work by Wright including a massive fireplace in the Living Room intended to be surrounded by water: Fire, earth and water... Worth seeing for anyone interested... More 

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170 reviews 170 reviews
46 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I was excited to visit after the recent re-opening, and showed up this past Tuesday based (admittedly) on Google information showing that the house was open. The door was locked when I arrived, and a nasty voice from inside whined "please don't pull on the doors!" When I explained that I was trying to get in, the staffer yelled "We're... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Hollyhock House one of the most wonderful of Frank Lloyd Wright houses, donated to the city by Alice Barnsdall, sitting atop Barnsdall Art Park [itself a wonderful place to see both Griffith Park Observatory and Hollywood sign without the hassle and with benefit of Barnsdall Art gallery] has been fully restored to its former glory, surrounded by park with stupendous... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I've always read about this place and being a Frank Lloyd Wright fan we had to go see this beautiful place. It's situated on a hill overlooking the Hollywood sign and Griffith observatory. Peaceful and magical. Too bad you can't tour the house, but seeing the architecture was we'll worth the visit. Catch it just as the sun is setting.

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Hollyhock House is located in Barnsdall Art Park. The Art Gallery behind it is a beautiful walk-thru and should not be missed. (Free to walk thru but fee for classes held there) We attended a Friday Night Fundraiser wine-tasting on the lawn. It is a lovely view from the lawn and though we weren't able to walk thru the... More 

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