The Ennis House sits on a hill in Los Feliz, near Griffith Park.
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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House

The Ennis House sits on a hill in Los Feliz, near Griffith Park. (Tim Street-Porter)
The Ennis House, completed in 1924 for Charles and Mabel Ennis, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. (John Vincenti)
The home was the last and largest of four that Wright designed using an experimental “textile block” style. Decomposed granite extracted from the property was used in many of the 16-inch blocks, which bear elaborate designs. (John Vincenti)
Radio personality John Nesbitt, who owned the property from 1940 to 1942, had Wright add a lap pool on the north terrace. (John Vincenti)
The Maya-inspired estate overlooks Los Feliz and Griffith Park. (Tim Street-Porter)
The house also is known for its use of art glass. (Tim Street-Porter)
The Ennises enjoyed entertaining in the spacious home. The 6,000-square-foot estate consists of the main house plus chauffeur’s quarters. (Tim Street-Porter)
A wisteria motif mosaic is above the living room fireplace. (Tim Street-Porter)
The textured walls provide an interesting interplay of light and shadows. (Tim Street-Porter)
The elevated dining room, which has a fireplace, is the most spacious area in the house. (Tim Street-Porter)
Restoration of the property began in 2005, and a new owner would face an estimated bill of $5 million to $7 million to return the long-neglected house to its original grandeur. (Tim Street-Porter)