John Storer Residence (1923), Hollywood, California


The monumental three-story house designed for John Storer is the second 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. The house employs three types of blocks designed by Wright and cast on the site: plain, patterned, and pierced. The lowest story contains a variety of work spaces, but the second floor features a two-story high living room, textile block throughout. A stepped-back plan on three levels on a steep hillside gives the Storer House a panoramic view of Hollywood, Los Angeles, and the San Bernardino Valley. During the 1980’s the building was fully restored by Joel Silver and architect Eric Wright, the grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright.

 
Location: 8161 Hollywood Boulevard, Lost Angeles, CA 90069
Private residence; one side of the house is visible from the street.


Sources:
William Allin Storrer, The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright (1995), #215.
Thomas A. Heinz, Frank Lloyd Wright Field Guide (2005), p. 53.
Robin Langley Sommer, “John Storer House,” Frank Lloyd Wright: A Gatefold Portfolio (1997), no page number.