LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Renovators are putting the finishing touches on the iconic Hollyhock House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, before it reopens Friday to the public.
Hollyhock House, which was built in 1921, was the first house the famed architect built in Los Angeles. The National Historic Landmark will finally open after three years and more than $4 million in renovations that were needed because the mansion was heavily damaged from a leaky roof and the elements.
“It’s the way it looks. It’s the lush exotic, romantic interiors that we have been able to recreate based on forensic archaeology,” curator Jeffrey Herr said.
The 94-year-old home has been nominated for United Nations Landmark status, which includes sites such as the Statue of Liberty and the Taj Mahal.