By Di

“Frank Lloyd Wright was the greatest American architect of all time,” said a 1991 survey by the American Institute of Architects. The brilliant and controversial architect for seventy years has designed iconic buildings, from the legendary Pennsylvania Waterfall House of 1937, to the 1952 Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, or the Hollyhock House, the first project in Los Angeles. He was one of the pioneers of organic architecture, with exteriors and interiors in perfect balance.

“By organic architecture I mean an architecture that develops from the inside out, in harmony with the conditions of its being, distinct from architecture that is applied from the outside”. According to this philosophy, a house is similar to a living being, in which the parts and the whole are closely related, in terms of form and function. He was a Wright visionary. “Without architecture our civilization has no soul”.

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By Rachel Davies

After over 30 years of being in the ownership of the University of Southern California, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Freeman house is up for sale. Built nearly a century ago between 1923 and 1925, the two bedroom, one bathroom home that historian Kathryn Smith describes as “one of Wright’s 20 most important houses” is going for $4.25 million.

The 2,884 square foot hillside property is encased in over 12,000 textured concrete blocks and miter-cut windows, and is one of four homes Wright made using textile blocks. Though USC did spend over $1 million on renovating the Freeman after the 1994 Northridge earthquake, it is in need of a proper restoration. Small improvements were made to the property by John Lautner, Gregory Ain, Robert Clark, and Rudolf Schindler. Purchase of the home also includes much of its original gorgeous wood furnishings which were also designed by Schindler and flawlessly complement the home. The residence is a Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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By Dobrina Zhekova

In the early 1920s, Samuel and Harriet Freeman, a couple who had successfully invested in a jewelry business in Downtown Los Angeles, commissioned famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright to build a home within the steep Hollywood Hills. The property, a modest by Hollywood standards two-bedroom, one-bathroom house, would become an important cultural hub in LA, counting among its tenants actor Clark Gable. The 2,884-square-foot home would also enter the architecture books as one of Wright’s most significant designs.

So, if you are in the market for a new home with plenty of history, the Samuel & Harriet Freeman House just hit the market. The asking price is $4.25 million (it reportedly cost $25,000 to build in 1925).

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By Geoffrey Montes

One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most influential Los Angeles projects, the show-stopping Freeman House, has hit the market for $4.25 million with boutique brokerage firm Deasy Penner Podley. Sheathed in more than 12,000 cast-concrete blocks adorned with Mayan-esque motifs, the Hollywood Hills residence was conceived in 1925 following the construction of the nearby Hollyhock House, which inspired the original owners—Samuel and Harriet Freeman—to commission the architect. The building is even described by noted architectural historian Kathryn Smith as the “missing link” between two Wright-designed World Heritage sites: Taliesin and Fallingwater.

The seller of the 2,900-square-foot property is the University of Southern California, which was gifted the estate in 1985 by the Freemans, who for decades used it as a sort of cultural salon, with reported guests including Clark Gable, Richard Neutra, Martha Graham, and Jean Negulesco.

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Completed in 1925, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Freeman House is widely considered of his most important designs. It’s situated in the Hollywood Hills with sweeping views of the Los Angeles and the LA Basin and is constructed from 12,000 textured concrete blocks. The textile design is exposed on both the exterior and the interior and is one of just four projects by Wright to feature the ornate blocks. Commissioned by Samuel and Harriet Freeman, the house served as a salon space for entertaining and includes a hearth, semi-open kitchen, two bedrooms, and multiple outdoor terraces and roof decks. In 1986, the couple donated the property to the University of Southern California. It’s being sold with many of the original furnishings, but new owners will need to prepare for an extensive restoration.

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By Mary Elizabeth Andriotis

A house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles is on the market for 4.25 million dollars (about 3.58 million euros), and its seller is none other than the University of Southern California, which acquired the property. in 1986 after the original owners donated it to the USC School of Architecture.

Located at 1962 Glencoe Way, Freeman House was built between 1923 and 1925 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. It boasts two bedrooms and a bathroom. covering almost 268 square meters of surface.

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By Brian Curran

When Harriett Freeman deeded her home in the Hollywood Hills to the University of Southern California in 1984, she must have thought that she had taken an action to ensure its preservation and protection. Built in 1924, the rare architectural treasure was designed for Samuel and Harriett Freeman by none other than America’s most renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. For USC, it was the opportunity to add to the university’s collection of architectural icons that included Greene and Greene’s craftsman masterpiece Gamble House in Pasadena.

Barely 40 years after the Freeman House passed into USC’s hands intact, the building is now forlorn, plundered and decrepit, and it is on the market looking for a “conservation minded buyer,” according to the online real estate site The Real Deal, “who can properly rehabilitate and maintain” the historic home. Harriett must be spinning in her grave.

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By Emma Tucker

Recognized as one of the architect’s most significant designs, the Samuel & Harriet Freeman House is up for sale in Hollywood – and it needs an owner that’s ready for some restoration.

Completed in 1925, the two-bedroom property was described by architectural historian Kathryn Smith as one of Wright’s “most important houses” and “the missing link between two World Heritage sites: Taliesin and Fallingwater”.

It’s one of six textile block houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright – three of which are located in the Hollywood Hills – and is clad in patterned concrete slabs. Other striking details include its transparent diagonal corners and many original furnishings created for the home.

Would-be owners need to be prepared to continue restoration work on the home, however, which was damaged by an earthquake in 1994 and is still in need of repairs to make it habitable. Deasy Penner Podley has the listing.

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By Kathryn M.

Built in 1925, the Samuel and Harriet Freeman House was later treated to upgrades by acclaimed architects Rudolph Schindler, John Lautner, and Gregory Ain.

Frank Lloyd Wright fans, take note—one of the architect’s most notable homes is on the market in Los Angeles. Completed in 1925, the hillside dwelling served as a salon space and residence for Samuel and Harriet Freeman, who became enthralled with Wright’s work after staying as guests at the nearby Hollyhock House, which the architect designed in 1922.

According to historical records, the Freemans approached Wright with a $10,000 commission (although the project would ultimately cost $23,000) to create a residence that could accommodate large and small gatherings. They promoted their home as a place for avant-garde artistic and political deliberation, and over the years they hosted guests including Edward Weston, Martha Graham, Galka Scheyer, Jean Negulesco, Richard Neutra, Xavier Cugat, and Clark Gable.

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By Kristine Hansen

A sparkling example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s textile-block design has landed on the market in the Hollywood Hills.

It’s one of four such Wright designs in the L.A. area—the others are Ennis House, Millard House and Storer House. But each home in this quartet features a unique design stamped within its textile blocks, similar to Wright’s custom stained-glass windows.

As with some of his more well-known projects, including Fallingwater, in Mill Run, PA, Wright took full advantage of the property’s slope, and added additional levels only viewable from the back exterior.

Listed for $4.25 million with Mike Deasy of Deasy Penner & Partners, the Samuel and Harriet Freeman House has had only two owners: the family who commissioned its design in 1923 (it was completed in 1925) and the University of Southern California.

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