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Freeman House (1923)

The Samuel Freeman House, perched in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, is a unique example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s experimentation with textile block houses. Built in 1923, the house utilizes over 12,000 cast concrete blocks, textured with pre-Columbian designs, to create a unified look both inside and out. Wright’s design cleverly utilizes the slope of the land, making the house appear single-story from the street while extending two additional levels down the hill.

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The Freemans, Samuel and Harriet, were a fitting pair for this innovative dwelling. They were part of the Los Angeles avant-garde scene, and their home became a gathering place for artists and intellectuals for over 60 years. The Freemans themselves lived in the house until 1986, when they donated it to the University of Southern California. Today, the Samuel Freeman House stands as a testament to both Wright’s architectural vision and the Freemans’ vibrant cultural influence in Los Angeles.

Tours

This house is privately owned and not available for tours.

Location

1962 Glencoe Way, Los Angeles, CA

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Architecture and home design have always fascinated me. As a young girl I enjoyed drawing floor plans, rearranging my parent’s furniture and playing with Lincoln Logs and Legos.  My passion has always been the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Since I have been old enough to drive a car, I have visited Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the Chicagoland area and attended the Wright Plus house walks. Now, as co-owners of Northern Sky Designs, my husband & I are able to combine our website design skills and FLW travels to bring you this website! Enjoy!

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