CURBED LA's Elijah Chiland reports that Frank Lloyd Wright's 1924 Ennis House has just hit the market for the first time in several years following an extensive restoration.
The sprawling concrete mansion—priced a $23 million—is one of the iconic architect's Mayan-inspired homes, and has appeared in several films including Blade Runner and House on Haunted Hill. The house was partially rehabilitated in 2007 after being damaged in the Northridge Earthquake. It was last owned by billionaire investor Ron Burkle who purchased it for $4.5 million and painstakingly restored it.
According to listing material, the “remarkably livable” house is being offered furnished. The striking interiors feature concrete columns, enormous leaded glass windows, marble and hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, custom light fixtures, and walls of mosaic tile.
Occupying a half-acre lot, the residence looms over the neighborhood like an ancient temple, and can be seen for miles around. That makes for some pretty nice views, of course, and the house is laden with multiple balconies, patios, and wraparound walkways. There’s also a large pool deck and a fish pond.
The house is being shown by appointment only to prequalified buyers, so don’t plan on crashing an open house. Branden and Rayni Williams of Hilton & Hyland have the listing, along with Ron De Salvo of Coldwell Banker.