Born in 1890, Frank Lloyd Wright Jr. was the son of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Following in his father’s famous footsteps, architect Lloyd Wright shaped his own architectural way with a distinctive individualistic approach. Spending his early years in Oak Park, Illinois and Spring Green, Wisconsin, Wright attended the university there. Due to his father moving to Italy, he traveled extensively throughout Europe.
He was the production designer at Paramount Studios, responsible for the immense castle and 12th-century village sets for Douglas Fairbanks version of Robin Hood. In 1911 he took a position with esteemed Boston landscape firm Olmsted and Olmsted. Wright then transferred to San Diego, to oversee work for the 1915 Pan-Pacific Exposition. He made his way to Los Angeles and encouraged his father to come to the city. Wright supervised some of the site work for his father’s projects, including the famous Hollyhock House.
His individual projects showed the clear influence of his father while, introducing his own new ideas. He created several homes using his approach to the “textile block” system, including the Sowden House in Los Feliz, and Samuel-Novarro House in Hollywood. Others include the 1923 Millard House in Pasadena, California where Lloyd designed the grounds, and contributed an adjacent studio building in 1926.
Lloyd Wright’s first residential commission, the Taggart House is a registered Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, near Griffith Park. He also designed the second and third band shells at the Hollywood Bowl. His best-known project is the Wayfarers Chapel, also known as “The Glass Church,” on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, and is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Lloyd Wright is responsible for some of the most distinctive architectural homes in Los Angeles. From the Sowden House in Los Feliz to the Derby House in Glendale, these homes are true standouts in their respective neighborhoods. The Bollman Residence off the Sunset Strip at the base of the Hollywood Hills is no exception. With a blend of architectural styles, this home is a truly unique masterpiece
Modern Living LA is happy to extend our congratulations to our buyer on this special and notable architectural home by Lloyd Wright. The Derby House is one of the architect’s most recognized properties. The house has found its perfect steward as it needs a reasonable amount of restoration. It’s now it good hands.
Lloyd Wright Studio and Residence, 1927. One of the most historic and iconic properties in prime West Hollywood, this duplex is ideal for both live and work.
Los Feliz Lloyd Wright house built in 1922, the Taggart House. Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #521. This was the first significant Modernist home built by architect Lloyd Wright.
First offering since 1983. City of Los Angeles Cultural Historic Monument #235, The Henry O. Bollman Residence, 1922 by architect Lloyd Wright.
The John Sowden House, also known as the “Jaws House” or the “Franklin House”, was built in 1926 in Los Feliz. The original owner, John Sowden, was a painter and photographer who hired his friend, Lloyd Wright, eldest son of Frank Lloyd Wright, to build his luxurious home in Los Feliz.
Brentwood Architectural Home – The Warwick Evans House by Frank Lloyd Wright Jr. is a stunning architectural masterpiece in leading and sought-after Brentwood.
Los Feliz Lloyd Wright house, the Mayan inspired Samuel Novarro Residence has been meticulously renovated. Located in the exclusive neighborhood “The Oaks” in Los Feliz, this home is part of the Historic-Cultural Monument #130.