The Hollyhock House, Frank Lloyd Wright's second commissioned project in Los Angeles, is going to be open to the public once again. Starting February 13th, the house will be open to the public for 24 hours - commencing at 4pm Friday and ending 4pm Saturday afternoon. Moving forward there will be guided public tours given Thursdays through Sundays from 11am to 4pm ($7 adults, $3 students, seniors and children under 12).
The structure was built in 1919-1921 for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall and construction was mostly overseen by Lloyd Wright, Frank's son, and his assistant at the time, Rudolph Schindler. The house features classic Frank Lloyd Wright characteristics including a complex system of split level, roof terraces, intricate lead glass windows and an overall Mayan aesthetic. The hollyhock is the central theme of the house and the plant's likeness can been seen in many decorations throughout the home.
Fun fact - the house was used in the 1989 B-Movie Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death. In case you are not familiar, here is the plot line:
"The U.S. government grows worried for the nation's avocado supply after some confrontations with the "Piranha" tribe of cannibal women, who live in the mysterious "Avocado Jungle" (westernmost outpost: San Bernardino) and ritually sacrifice and eat men. The government recruits Margo Hunt (Tweed), a professor of feminist studies at a local university ("Spritzer College"), to travel into the Avocado Jungle and make contact with the women to attempt to convince them to move to a reservation/condo in Malibu. "