Alice Millard Residence “La Miniatura” (1923), Pasadena, California


Built for Alice Millard in 1923, “La Miniatura” is the first of four textile-block houses constructed in the Los Angeles area, all of which were supervised in construction by Lloyd Wright, eldest son of the architect. La Miniatura’s two-story high living room is lit by pierced, patterned block. The method of construction consisted of stacking concrete blocks three inches thick, cast in molds, next to and on top of one another without visible mortar joints.

 
Location: 645 Prospect Circle, Pasadena, CA 91103
Private residence, visible from the street.


Sources:
William Allin Storrer, The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright (1995), #214.