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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
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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A beautiful piece of architecture not shown in the best light.

The design and layout of the house with its landscaped pools is outstanding. The cast concrete decorative features near the roofline are very distinctive. The only fully... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Tallahassee, Florida
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Vancouver, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Had a nice visit to hollyhock house in east Hollywood and loved walking around the beautiful property and looking at the views of the Hollywood hills. Inside the house you can do a self guided tour. The cost was around $15 but it is worth it if you like architecture. Enjoy your visit!

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Tallahassee, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The design and layout of the house with its landscaped pools is outstanding. The cast concrete decorative features near the roofline are very distinctive. The only fully furnished room - the living room - is one of the most beautiful rooms I have seen. The custom furniture, fireplace and windows are so wonderfully integrated. It is surely worth the trip... More 

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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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138 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 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
13 reviews 13 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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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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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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