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Paul Ringstrom



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

article: https://variety.com/2019/dirt/moguls/frank-lloyd-wrights-ennis-house-sells-for-18-million-setting-new-record-1203373802/
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now we wait with bated breath to find out if this is a good thing or bad. It is possible the huge lot is worth $18M without the house, though the cost of demolition would be excessive. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely discounted. It is easily the best lot in the Los Feliz Hills, and probably in the entire Santa Monica Mountain Range all the way to the Channel Islands.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An entertaining and well-written---and apparently accurate---article. I hadn't appreciated the extraordinary nature of the site . . .

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ennis is so dominant in the neighborhood that it can be seen far beyond "L. A.'s hipster-approved Eastside," as far south as the Santa Monica Freeway. The only things compromising the view of the house from below are 2 relatively new houses, one big, the other huge, downslope from the house. Both were built on land long vacant that Gus Brown wanted to buy to keep just such a blip from happening (and to provide parking for tourists visiting the house). The larger of the 2 is an amazingly slipshod pile of bits and pieces jutting out all over the place. Both detract from Ennis.
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Matt2



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't imagine anyone could get a permit to tear this down. Isn't it landmarked? I be $18M has been put in restoration and stabilization over the past couple decades. You'd think the seller would have covenants against any radical alterations.
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jay



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Ennis house has a preservation easement—info provided by the website we are using.

https://www.savewright.org/news/ennis-house-sets-record-price-for-a-wright-home-sale/
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DavidC



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House Sold to Marijuana Moguls


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JimM



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably couldn't be in better hands! These folks could have had anything else they wanted. What a place to light one up....
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like, groovy, man!

Now there are two LA architectural sites when we can light up a doobie, Ennis and Sowden.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There have got to be people who have been told that Wright---Goff, certainly, and others---received inspiration from the Magic Dragon, at least some of the time. I've never heard that myself, mind you---but the thought has (clearly) crossed my mind . . .

In Wright's day it would have been opium, I suppose---shades of Sherlock Holmes & Co ?

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Reidy



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old Bushmills is what I'd heard.
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if LSD was available 150 years ago, but I have always assumed Henrik Ibsen was on something when he wrote "Per Gynt" with that nightmarish scene in the Hall of the Mountain King.
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Paul Ringstrom



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a mere $18M out of a $300M fortune... "You only live once."

Besides it has been proven to be bad for your kids/grandkids to leave them too much money after you are dead.

DIE BROKE: https://www.amazon.com/Die-Broke-Radical-Four-Part-Financial/dp/0887309429?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-osx-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=0887309429
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Dad said, "If I have more than a nickel left when I die, you will know that I miscalculated."
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