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Hollyhock House

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Address: 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027-5302
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

This house turned museum was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Got the pre-ordered private tour for up to 10 people...at $70, a good buy

The docent was worth it....so enthusiastic, so informed, so into the house, history, neighborhood, architecture. He knew about the Barnsdall family, Frank Lloyd Wright and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The docent was worth it....so enthusiastic, so informed, so into the house, history, neighborhood, architecture. He knew about the Barnsdall family, Frank Lloyd Wright and the history of how the Hollyhock House evolved...and it evolved! The story of Los Angeles architecture figures into the story which made each of us more intrigued. The restoration of the house is a good... More 

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Los Angeles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit ridiculous to pay $7 for what this house visit is. You cant even see the whole house! The fence around the house is also a poor choice. Just a cheap looking metal fence that looks temporary as opposed to something that matches the beauty of the house itself

1 Thank MikiJuli
Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Spent a Friday evening at Hollyhock House a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Hollywood. The tour was great and informative and the wine tasting was a blast. The lawn on the west side of the home was filled with a fun crowd. Surprisingly there were no California wines to taste.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Aline Barnsdall loved hollyhocks and you can see how Frank Lloyd Wright incorporated them in the furniture and rug designs as well as on the inner and outer walls. As noted in other reviews, visitors can unfortunately only view the first floor of the home. The docents are wonderful and very willing to talk with you about the history of... More 

1 Thank Cleomissy
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

After being closed for many years, the Hollyhock House is open again, although there is more restoration to do and many areas are still closed. I had toured the house twice before the closure and somehow remember it as being better. Only part of the house is open and then, several rooms are only viewable from the surrounding hallways, such... More 

1 Thank Kenneth L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

My recent visit to the Bachman-Wilson House at Crystal Bridges highlighted the good and the bad about Hollyhock House. The good: the wealthy client, Aline Barnsdall, gave FLW the opportunity to work on a larger scale; the two rooms (living room and dining room) that LFW furnished were beautifully restored and are magnificent; the docents were friendly and knowledgeable. The... More 

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Palm Springs, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

This house museum is located in the general area near the Griffith Park Observatory. So if you have some interest in architecture, Los Angeles history, or just need a litte break this would be a great stop. It's $7 to get in, with discounts for seniors. I don't think this would be a good stop for children since it is... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful FLW house compilation. Well worth the vist. One woman's dream, her vision, comes to fruition as her Art Park continues to have and be ~ art for all. The City of LA could put a bit more love & care to the; home, grounds, art park, and art center. Take the time to explore. Be sure to catch... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

Friends suggested this as a destination. I wasn't thrilled but we went and I am so glad. The house was restored as close to the original as possible at a cost of $5,000,000. It only recently reopened and it sparkles. The docents had many stories to tell (not all of them agreed) but it added immediacy to the tour. There... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Second Stage Wright. Surprising in its fortress like massiveness, there is still lots of light and air. Love the little individual writing desks; the huge living room window; and the carving over the fireplace. Under repair & renovation, way too much currently unavailable to view--wait another year to go.

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