Frank Llloyd Wright’s Freeman House

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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Freeman House, The House Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the Early 1920s, Is For Sale

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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On Preservation: Well-Heeled Hero Wanted to Free Wright’s Tarnished Treasure

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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One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘most important’ homes has listed for $4.2m

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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An Iconic Frank Lloyd Wright Home Lists in Los Angeles for $4.3M

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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