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Paul Ringstrom



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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 7:49 pm    Post subject: Ennis House for Sale Reply with quote

$23M

https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2607-Glendower-Ave_Los-Angeles_CA_90027_M14382-51984?view=qv
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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely twenty-three million dollars is a new high for a Wright property ?

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DavidC



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inside a $23M Mayan-inspired Frank Lloyd Wright mansion - [10:00]


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Tim



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geez. LA is truly LALA Land.

The WSJ has an article (yesterday) on spec houses in LA. All ... $50M to $100M.
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One restoration I didn't expect, but am glad to see, is the new garage door. For decades, the garage was a gaping maw with typical garage-for-everything-but-the-car stuff in it. Now it looks as it should.

In case anyone in the 'choir' is unaware, FLW did not design any furniture for the house during the Ennis regime; the newly-built furniture is from the Nesbitt era.

For Los Angeles, $23M is not out of line; many houses have sold for more with less to offer. But I suspect Ennis will stay on the market for a long time and sell for considerably less. And, yes, this is a new high for FLW. The current record is $5M for Storer.
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Matt2



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They wanted $3M for Sturges with a hefty restoration fund. Did it ever find an owner?
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An interesting factoid: The house has had the same water heater since built. It is a demand heater located in the laundry room (under the guest bedroom), which is over 100' away from the master bath, so getting hot water to the shower takes quite a while. I wouldn't be surprised if that has been scotched.

Another: There is a trap door in the billiard room leading to the area beneath the living room all the way to the master bedroom, a fascinating space ranging in head-height from about 12' downhill to less than 5' at the peak.

And... : Above the master bath is a 'room' 8'x9'4", 8'high, accessible only from an aperture on the exterior wall above the pool area. The only reason this exists is for proper massing of the exterior. It would make a perfect shelter for a resident falcon ... although if birds do inhabit the space, I suppose they are pigeons.
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt2, Joel spent $3M on the restoration. Whatever the asking price or deal was with the recent sale, it ended up costing 5 mil.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given the apparently insatiable appetite for more interior space (do upwardly-mobile owners these days use the sq ft number as a point of pride, when
comparing properties ? I suppose they do---and always have . . .), what would keep the new owner of Ennis from developing and finishing that sub-floor volume . . .

I guess a permissible fenestration of the spaces would be perforated blocks replacing opaque ones, where needed, in the upper reaches of the plinth ?

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Reidy



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When Burkle bought the house the story was that it carries a deed restriction requiring public access on some minimum schedule. Has anything come of that? For that matter, was the story true?
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SREcklund



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reidy wrote:
When Burkle bought the house the story was that it carries a deed restriction requiring public access on some minimum schedule. Has anything come of that? For that matter, was the story true?


My understanding is that the LA Conservancy has an easement that requires 12 days a year of public access. How those days are defined has always been a bit of a mystery.
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SREcklund



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt2 wrote:
They wanted $3M for Sturges with a hefty restoration fund. Did it ever find an owner?


It didn't sell in the initial auction, but was purchased sometime later by a trust. I've heard nothing regarding the new owner, but a Conservancy contact tells me they are preservation-minded.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mansion from Blade Runner and House on Haunted Hill Goes Up For Sale in Los Angeles


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ennis house - [4:35]


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Bill Swan



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:06 pm    Post subject: Ennis House has Sold Reply with quote

Have seen several reports that the Ennis House has sold - https://archinect.com/news/article/150165161/frank-lloyd-wright-s-iconic-ennis-house-sells-for-a-record-setting-18-million
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