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Hollyhock House

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Address: 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027-5302
Phone Number: +1 323-913-4031
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Thu - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

This house turned museum was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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A Gem!

Don't miss this architectural gem in the middle of Old Hollywood. The breathtaking views from Barnsdall Park include the Hollywood sign, Griffith Park Observatory, Hollywood and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Anne G
Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss this architectural gem in the middle of Old Hollywood. The breathtaking views from Barnsdall Park include the Hollywood sign, Griffith Park Observatory, Hollywood and Los Angeles. The home has been beautifully restored and features Frank Lloyd Wright's original furniture. A guided tour with a docent is a must to get the most out of your experience.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For years, I have read about this unique house based on the old-fashioned flower, the hollyhock. Even though you are limited to the number of rooms you can visit, what you do get to see is just wonderful! I wish they had been able to fill the moat around the fireplace with water (as it was intended to do). The... More 

Thank Margaret M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The docent was worth it....so enthusiastic, so informed, so into the house, history, neighborhood, architecture. He knew about the Barnsdall family, Frank Lloyd Wright and the history of how the Hollyhock House evolved...and it evolved! The story of Los Angeles architecture figures into the story which made each of us more intrigued. The restoration of the house is a good... More 

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Los Angeles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

A bit ridiculous to pay $7 for what this house visit is. You cant even see the whole house! The fence around the house is also a poor choice. Just a cheap looking metal fence that looks temporary as opposed to something that matches the beauty of the house itself

1 Thank MikiJuli
Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Spent a Friday evening at Hollyhock House a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Hollywood. The tour was great and informative and the wine tasting was a blast. The lawn on the west side of the home was filled with a fun crowd. Surprisingly there were no California wines to taste.

1 Thank Bill821
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Aline Barnsdall loved hollyhocks and you can see how Frank Lloyd Wright incorporated them in the furniture and rug designs as well as on the inner and outer walls. As noted in other reviews, visitors can unfortunately only view the first floor of the home. The docents are wonderful and very willing to talk with you about the history of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

After being closed for many years, the Hollyhock House is open again, although there is more restoration to do and many areas are still closed. I had toured the house twice before the closure and somehow remember it as being better. Only part of the house is open and then, several rooms are only viewable from the surrounding hallways, such... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

My recent visit to the Bachman-Wilson House at Crystal Bridges highlighted the good and the bad about Hollyhock House. The good: the wealthy client, Aline Barnsdall, gave FLW the opportunity to work on a larger scale; the two rooms (living room and dining room) that LFW furnished were beautifully restored and are magnificent; the docents were friendly and knowledgeable. The... More 

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Palm Springs, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

This house museum is located in the general area near the Griffith Park Observatory. So if you have some interest in architecture, Los Angeles history, or just need a litte break this would be a great stop. It's $7 to get in, with discounts for seniors. I don't think this would be a good stop for children since it is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

A beautiful FLW house compilation. Well worth the vist. One woman's dream, her vision, comes to fruition as her Art Park continues to have and be ~ art for all. The City of LA could put a bit more love & care to the; home, grounds, art park, and art center. Take the time to explore. Be sure to catch... More 

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