The Hollyhock House is back, and better than ever
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, in Los Angeles, is one of his most glorious achievements—and one of the most challenged.
Soon after the house was finished in 1921, its owner, bohemian heiress Aline Barnsdall, fed up with the money pit (construction costs ran way over budget), gave it to the city. Now, after being shuttered for three years and millions of dollars’ worth of repairs, the house, centerpiece of the Barnsdall Art Park, is open to the public again. (Admission’s $7.) Best of all, you can explore at your own pace—you no longer have to trail behind a docent.
But if you aren’t going to be able to get to L.A. any time soon, here are a few more photos to tide you over.