This awesome Millard House “La Miniatura” Textile block house in Pasadena, California designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and Lloyd Wright. The 2,400-square-foot (220 m2) house consists of a vertical three-story block. The first floor has the kitchen, servant’s room and a dining room opening onto a terrace with a reflecting pool. The second floor has the main entrance, guest room, and a two-story living room with a fireplace and balcony. The third floor contained Millard’s bedroom with a balcony overlooking the living room and outdoor terrace
This house built in 1923 for rare books dealers George and Alice Millard, the concrete textile-block house was the famed architect’s first foray into modular building. In the early 1920s Frank Lloyd Wright made his way westward to California, looking to explore new architectural ideas, building materials and forms. “Buildings, too, are children of earth and sun,” said the architect, and where better to build them than the Golden State? Wright went on to design 26 buildings in California, but his greatest work may have been the Millard House.
Millard House “La Miniatura” Recognized by Wright as the earliest ‘Usonian’ house, La Miniatura is also the first residence to utilize Wright’s highly inventive textile block building system. The Millard House is internationally recognized as one of the world’s most important works of architecture. Now, following a multi-year restoration, the complex offers one of the most romantic, and creative living spaces anywhere. Sited on nearly an acre of gardens within the Prospect Historic District of Pasadena, the residence and studio include: 4 bedrooms, and 4 baths, 2 kitchens, living room, formal dining room, and semi-attached garages. The Millard House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This House listed by Crosby Doe Associates for $4.5 million.
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