Storer House

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright built a number of houses in Los Angeles during the 1920s. The Storer House is one of those built in Hollywood Hills. The structure is especially noteworthy because it used a Mayan Revival Style. It is only one of five Mayan Revival buildings in Los Angeles that Wright built between 1922 and 1924. The home was built for Dr. John Storer. He was a homeopathic physician. Wright decided to use a textile block motif in order to make the home fit better in the hillside it was built near. The idea was to create an extension of the landscape through a man-made building.

The house has a large upstairs living room with high ceiling. In the living room are Mayan columns, tall narrow windows, and a front façade facing the street below. There are also some tall banks of windows to allow natural light into the room. Outside the living room are two terraces. These terraces have a view of Hollywood and the hillside. The floor plan looks like a T when looking at the top of the house. It has several large public spaces each with fireplaces. The dining room and kitchen are on the main floor.

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