Frank Lloyd Wright's Famed Ennis House Sells for $4.5M
One of Frank Lloyd Wright's most beloved homes has been saved from further deterioration by a billionaire architecture buff, according to the property's steward
Our friends at Curbed tipped us off
to the sale of the famed Ennis House
, a 6,200-square-foot "textile-block" home reminiscent of a Mayan temple. The home was sold for just shy of $4.5 million to billionaire Ron Burkle, a business impresario who made his fortune in the supermarket industry.
The Los Feliz home first went on sale in 2009, when the non-profit tasked with maintaining the home decided they could no longer carry the financial burden of renovating
the property. It had suffered significant damage during a mid-1990s earthquake that struck Los Angeles. The home was first listed in 2009 for $15 million, Curbed
For years, the Ennis House
has captured the imagination of several film directors who drew inspiration from its paradoxically modern, yet primitive design. You might recognize the home as the futuristic apartment
of hard-boiled detective Rick Deckard (played by Harrison Ford
) in the sci-fi hit "Blade Runner."
But if you've never had a chance to visit the surreal property, don't fret. As part of the purchase agreement, the Ennis House Foundation stipulated that Burkle must make the home available for display to the public at least 12 days a year.
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