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Storer House (1923)

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The Storer House is a Frank Lloyd Wright house in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles built in 1923. The structure is noteworthy as one of the four Mayan Revival style textile-block houses built by Wright in the Los Angeles area from 1922 to 1924.

The house was commissioned by Dr. John Storer, a homeopathic physician, who was a friend of Wright’s. The house is located on a steep hillside, and Wright designed it to take advantage of the views. The house is built on a series of terraces, and the living room opens onto a large terrace with stunning views of the city.

The Storer House is made of concrete blocks, which were a relatively new building material at the time. Wright used the concrete blocks to create a series of geometric patterns on the exterior of the house. The patterns are both decorative and functional, as they help to shade the house from the sun.

The Interior

The interior of the Storer House is just as striking as the exterior. The living room is a large, open space with a high ceiling. The walls are painted a deep red, and the furniture is made of dark wood. The overall effect is both luxurious and dramatic.

Hollywood Connection

In 1973, the house was purchased by film producer Joel Silver. Silver used the house as a private residence and as a location for several of his films, including “Lethal Weapon” and “Die Hard.” In 2006, Silver sold the house to a private buyer. Silver uses a modified design from one of the textile blocks of the Storer House for the logo of Silver Pictures.

The Storer House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. It is currently a private residence and is not open to the public. However, it is occasionally used for special events, such as tours and fundraisers.

Note: Joel Silver went on to purchase Auldbrass which is a Frank Lloyd Wright home in South Carolina.


8161 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Movies Filmed at the Storer House

Most movie titles listed here link to Amazon, where you may be able to view the trailer, watch with Prime video or subscription channels, or purchase the DVD.

Die Hard (1988)
Bruce Wills

Additional Resources, Links and Products

The Fascinating Secret Behind The Bridge Model In Die Hard, by Lewin Day for The Autotopian, December 27, 2023

Vintage Storer House Patent Prints, 4 (8×10) Unframed Photos (Amazon)

Storer House Block Night Light (Amazon)



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