Hollyhock House - February 2015
Hollyhock House - February 2015
SUNRISE AT THE HOLLYHOCK HOUSE
Located at Barnsdall Art Park in Los Angeles (Los Feliz, I believe), the Hollyhock House is a Frank Lloyd Wright gem. It just re-opened to the public this weekend, so I got the hell in there and soaked up the energy.

Enjoy! (30 Seconds Video within)

The Hollyhock House is Frank Lloyd Wright’s first LA project. Completed in 1921, the house was named after the favorite flower of Aline Barnsdall (the commissioner of the home). It was never lived in, but over the last nearly 100 years it’s needed some restorative help.

It’s been closed for a few years, and just this past weekend was re-opened to anybody who wanted to come for 24 hours. AND it was free AND you could take photos for one day only.

So I dragged myself out of bed to visit for sunrise! I knew some folks who planned on going at night, but to me sunrise was a bit more magical.

More on the house from the Barnsdall Art Park website.

Oh, and check out just how crazy the lines got…who knew that Angelinos loved architecture so much.

Hollyhock House - February 2015
Arrival pre-dawn! Around 6:15 am.

Hollyhock House - February 2015
Hollyhock House - February 2015
By the time we got up the hill and into the line (which wasn’t too long, but I was still surprised to see a line at 6:15 am) the sky was already pretty light

Hollyhock House - February 2015
Hollyhock House - February 2015
As we stood in line we got these gorgeous views of LA, with the sun slowly creeping across the cityscape

Hollyhock House - February 2015
Griffith Observatory catches the sun!

Hollyhock House - February 2015
We get closer to the entrance! Little details start to emerge.

Hollyhock House - February 2015
A view of one of the little alcoves in the walkways towards the front door.

Hollyhock House - February 2015
More details in the walkway leading to the house

Hollyhock House - February 2015
A sneaky view of folks inside

Hollyhock House - February 2015
The first room as you walk in to your left! A dining room and a peek through to the kitchen. Look at that furniture!

Hollyhock House - February 2015
I wish I knew more about the furniture and the Japanese screen and wood built ins.

Hollyhock House - February 2015
We were certainly not alone, at least 40-50 other folks in the house with us

Hollyhock House - February 2015
Hollyhock House - February 2015
A view out of the windows those folks were photographing out of

Hollyhock House - February 2015
Hollyhock House - February 2015
Here’s the central space. The home seems to be organized around this large sitting area.

Hollyhock House - February 2015
Hollyhock House - February 2015
Loooong gorgeously lit corridor that leads to a sculpture.

Hollyhock House - February 2015
Hollyhock House - February 2015
Past the corridor there’s a little reading room/library, with a gorgeous purple carpet

Hollyhock House - February 2015
Hollyhock House - February 2015
A view from the other side of the living room. You can see a dug out little area on the left, I think it was supposed to be a working water feature (but alas never worked)

Hollyhock House - February 2015
Stained glass inside the house, dividing two spaces

Hollyhock House - February 2015
Light/reflective play

Hollyhock House - February 2015
Brass rimmed windows

Hollyhock House - February 2015
I loved this space the most

Hollyhock House - February 2015
Hollyhock House - February 2015
It was a little noook across from these gorgeous big wooden cabinets, with little hexagon detailing.

Hollyhock House - February 2015
Hollyhock House - February 2015
A view of our fellow party guests

Hollyhock House - February 2015
Hollyhock House - February 2015
Hollyhock House - February 2015
Catching the light from the statue corridor.

And here’s a 30 Seconds video on the morning. Enjoy!

Thanks for reading!
Much love friends.

Posted by:sarahwaldo

By day I'm a content producer at an arts org in Los Angeles, by night I am the overly apologetic brain and face of sleepywaldo.blog

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