Please Note: I am going on the 11:30 AM tour which is already SOLD OUT. However, there are still some tickets left for the 1 PM and on tours. I normally would not post this type of tour where the group is split up in different time slots, but for this particular tour, I'm making an exception because its only offered 1 day each year to the public since the house is privately owned. Plus its an iconic house.
Make sure to buy your ticket online BEFORE you RSVP 'Yes' for this event because it is quickly selling out.
To purchase tickets online immediately, go here: http://aialosangeles.businesscatalyst.com/article/ennis-house-tour-registration#.U8kw6LGtw4m
This event was suggested by PP member Keong.
You have seen this house featured in movies and possibly TV. It is Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House. If you are an architecture fan, then its a MUST to visit this house once in your lifetime. Enough said.
From the AIA website:
From the AIA website:
"AIA Los Angeles is proud to announce the exclusive collaboration with Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House owner, Ron Burkle, and bring you once again, a Tour of the Ennis House.
AIA Los Angeles is proud to announce the exclusive collaboration with Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House owner, Ron Burkle, and bring you once again, a Tour of the Ennis House.
A favorite tour of our visitors, this home tour sells out in days and AIA|LA is the only organization that can give you a chance to tour this amazing home. Among the handful of homes that Frank Lloyd Wright designed in Los Angeles that use the Mayan Textile blocks, the Ennis House is a concrete labyrinth that is as close as anyone will come to calling an Ancient Mayan Temple home.
This exclusive tour brings you the home that has hosted its fair share of movie cameras and has played home to many famous and some infamous characters. The first movie filmed at the Ennis House, 1933's "Female", started the trend for such notable movies as House on Haunted Hill (1959), Day of the Locust (1975), David Lynch's Twin Peaks series and his movie Mulholland Drive, it was even featured in cartoon representation on the tv series, South Park. But of course, our favorite is the Ridley Scott 1982 movie, Blade Runner.
About the Ennis House:
Built in 1924 for retailer Charles Ennis and his wife Mabel, the Ennis House is the last and largest of Wright’s four Los Angeles-area “textile block” houses which feature patterned and perforated concrete blocks that give a unique textural appearance to both their exteriors and interiors. The house and chauffeur’s quarters span roughly 6,200 square feet and were constructed of more than 27,000 concrete blocks; all made by hand using decomposed granite extracted from the site.
In 2011, the Ennis House was purchased by business executive and founder of the Yucaipa Companies Ron Burkle for just under $4.5 million and is undergoing major restorations
AIA|LA's most popular tour, we sell out within a few days of opening registration, AIA|LA is the only organization that can give you a chance to tour this amazing home. "