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Restoration Has All the Wright Detail

TIMES STAFF WRITER

The Storer House in Hollywood, an important Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home, has come on the market. An example of his pre-Columbian or early Modernist architecture, it is one of four houses in L.A. built by the late architect using patterned concrete blocks.

Designed in 1922 for homeopathic physician John Storer and built in 1923, it is owned by Joel Silver, producer of the “Lethal Weapon” films and such other movies as “The Matrix” (1999) and “13 Ghosts” (2001).

Silver, who has owned the house since 1984, completed a painstaking restoration with the help of Wright’s grandson, architect Eric Wright. Silver not only worked on the house, but also reinstated the original landscaping and built a pool that had been planned but never completed. He has had the house on and off the market since 1998.

Period furnishings, described as museum-quality pieces designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, are available at extra cost.

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About this house: The floor plan forms a T and has large public spaces, each with a fireplace. The dining room and kitchen are on the main floor with an adjacent maid’s quarters.

The voluminous living room is upstairs. It has connecting outdoor terraces with city views to the east and the west. The house is on an elevated view site near the restaurants and boutiques of Sunset Boulevard.

Even at a glance, the house is distinctive as it is clad inside and out in patterned blocks that identify it as a Frank Lloyd Wright design. Perched above the street, the house is behind gates.

Asking price: $3.5 million

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Size: Three bedrooms, a den and three bathrooms in 2,967 square feet; 11,160-square-foot lot.

Features: The den could be a fourth bedroom; the home also has a spa.

Where: Hollywood

Contact: Judy Feder, Nourmand & Associates, Beverly Hills, (310) 888-3352

To be considered as a candidate for Home of the Week, please send images and a brief description of the house to homeoftheweek@latimes.com.


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