In A Crumbling World
As a cultural melting pot, the United States has influences from all over the world and the Ennis House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is just another borrowed architectural style.
The Ennis House’s significance isn’t as much about its design, as it is about how it became known.
Built in 1924 in Los Angeles, the Ennis House‘s unique design is borrowed from Mayan temples. As such, FLW’s design has attracted many filmmakers to use the mansion as a filming location. The most prominent of these productions being, House on Haunted Hill and Blade Runner.
Although tremendous efforts have been made to keep this monumental building intact, natural environmental effects have taken their toll on it. Many areas of the building are in need of restoration and the Ennis House Foundation no longer feels that they are up for the job.
After much consideration, the foundation has decided to place the house on the market for 15 million USD, to sell to a private buyer, so that he or she may take care of this unique work of art.
Let’s hope that the individual that does buy the mansion is open to letting us film at this beautiful location.
Picking up pennies,