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S.217 – Mabel & Charles Ennis Residence,

S.217A – detached chauffeur’s quarters, and

S.217B – 1940 John Nesbitt alterations,

2655 Glendower Avenue, Los Angeles, California

 

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This massive home sits in the Hollywood Hills in the Griffith Park area.  It is commonly used as a movie set, although Hollywood has also reproduced its design as in-studio sets.  The house was purchased in 1940 by John Nesbitt, who added a pool, billiard room, and heating system.  Those alterations were designed by Wright and have been assigned catalog number S.217B by Prof. Storrer.

 

Photographed on January 27, 2015, as it was undergoing additional repairs from older earthquakes and other weather-related damage.  The recipe for the concrete blocks was not as durable as Wright intended, and I have seen some turn to powder.  A construction worker described the house to me as “the world’s largest Lego set.” 

 

The house will be available for public touring on select days, according to reported terms of a 2011 sale of the house.

 

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View of the eclectic neighborhood as you approach from downhill

 

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