Buy Me This: My Dream Home
Jun24

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Buy Me This: My Dream Home

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a blogumn by CH

As many of you know etc and I sold our house in Silver Lake and are currently renting in Altadena. We like Altadena but we are finding Pasadena is more our speed. Altadena is just a little too sleepy for ex Silver Lake hipsters like us.

We plan on renting in Altadena for at least a year but when we are done maybe we’ll look into whether this Pasadena house is still on the market.

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Great location unbelievable architecture and of course way more then we could ever spend on a home.

If your into House porn like I am, then check out the web site for the Milliard House by Frank Lloyd Wright. It’s unbelievable.

Here is a brief history of the Pasadena house from Wikipedia:

The Millard House was the first of Frank Lloyd Wright’s four “textile block” houses — all built in Los Angeles County in 1923 and 1924. Wright took on the Millard House following his completion of the Hollyhock House in Hollywood and the Imperial Hotel in Japan.

By this time, Wright felt typecast as the Prairie house architect and sought to broaden his architectural vision.[2] Wright turned to the concrete block as his new building material. Wright wrote in his autobiography that he chose to build with concrete blocks because they were “the cheapest (and ugliest) thing in the building world,” and he wanted to see “what could be done with that gutter-rat.”[3] The textile-block houses were named for their richly textured brocade-like concrete walls.[4] The style was an experiment by Wright in modular housing;[5] he sought to develop an inexpensive and simple method of construction that would enable ordinary people to build their own homes with stacked blocks.[5] By adding ornamental designs to mass-produced blocks, Wright hoped the blocks could become a “masonry fabric capable of great variety in architectural beauty.”[2] One writer has described Wright’s concept this way: “By unifying decoration and function, exterior and interior, earth and sky — perforated blocks served as skylights — Wright saw his Textile Block Method approach as an utterly modern, and democratic, expression of his organic architecture ideal.”[5]

If you’re too cool to live in Pasadena

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this little FLW house is comming up for sale in Los Feliz