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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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Hours:
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

This house turned museum was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Amazing hidden gem in LA

Worth a visit even if you don't follow architecture views over city give a new perspective. Interior beautiful ask about why the ceiling is so low in some areas.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth a visit even if you don't follow architecture views over city give a new perspective. Interior beautiful ask about why the ceiling is so low in some areas.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This house was yet another lovely example of Frank Lloyd Wright's unique style. There is rather limited access to the rooms that you can view (no walk throughs), no kitchen viewing for example, so the time needed to see this house is not as demanding as others. You will not need to buy advance tickets as is necessary for some... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not all rooms are accessible, but visiting Hollyhock House is well worth the trip. I found the docents to be well informed and willing to share the history of the home. There was an original,Lionel train set up around the Christmas tree and the grounds visible from the house were well kept. I am glad to see a little part... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

Only a limited number of rooms open, and you 'view' them rather than walking through. Nevertheless the space itself is stunning, and it's hard to imagine the original owner chose not to live there. Feels very inviting to me. The criticism is, that like many FLW homes, it is more a triumph of design and less one of function, but... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this architectural gem in the middle of Old Hollywood. The breathtaking views from Barnsdall Park include the Hollywood sign, Griffith Park Observatory, Hollywood and Los Angeles. The home has been beautifully restored and features Frank Lloyd Wright's original furniture. A guided tour with a docent is a must to get the most out of your experience.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

For years, I have read about this unique house based on the old-fashioned flower, the hollyhock. Even though you are limited to the number of rooms you can visit, what you do get to see is just wonderful! I wish they had been able to fill the moat around the fireplace with water (as it was intended to do). The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

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

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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 

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