Thursday, 19 February 2015


Hollyhock House in Los Angeles has reopened after years of renovation work. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Aline Barnsdall in 1919-21, it is now restored to its pristine Mayan Revival style.

The furniture has been reconstructed according to old photos and original designs. Last week the house was open to the public for a 24 hour preview. And, as a one-time privilege, visitors were allowed to take photos!

We went there on Friday night, thinking that few people would brave the infamous end-of-week traffic in L.A. but we were wrong. Hundreds of people did. We had to line up for 2 ½ hours to get in. Such cultural enthusiasm, can you believe it?

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