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La Miniatura (1923)

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La Miniatura, also known as the Millard House, is a textile block house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1923 in Pasadena, California. It is one of Wright’s most famous and innovative works, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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The Millard House is a two-story structure with a flat roof and walls of concrete blocks. The blocks are arranged in a variety of patterns, creating a striking and dynamic exterior. The interior of the house is open and airy, with few walls and a large central living space. The house is also notable for its use of natural materials, such as wood and stone.

The Millard House was commissioned by Alice Millard, a wealthy art collector and friend of Wright’s. Millard was looking for a house that would reflect her own unique personality and style, and Wright’s design was the perfect fit. The house was built on a steep hillside, and Wright took advantage of the site to create a dramatic and unexpected structure.

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Movies Filmed on Site

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Blood Oath” (S2 E19, March 27, 1994)



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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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