George Sturges House

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George Sturges House
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General information
Architectural style Usonian
Town or city Los Angeles
Country United States
Coordinates 34°04′00.78″N 118°28′52.51″W / 34.0668833°N 118.4812528°W / 34.0668833; -118.4812528Coordinates: 34°04′00.78″N 118°28′52.51″W / 34.0668833°N 118.4812528°W / 34.0668833; -118.4812528
Completed 1939
Client George D. Sturges
Design and construction
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
Designated: May 25, 1993
Reference No. 577

The George Sturges House is a single-family house, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and built for George D. Sturges in the Brentwood Heights neighborhood of Brentwood, Los Angeles, California. Designed and built in 1939, the one-story residence is fairly small, 1,200 square feet (110 m2), but features a 21-foot panoramic deck.[1] The home is made out of concrete, steel, brick and redwood.[2] Wright hired Taliesin fellow John Lautner to oversee its construction.[3]

The Sturges House is the only structure in Southern California built in the modern style Wright called Usonian design.[4] Other Wright homes in the area were built in the 1920s with interlocking, pre-cast concrete blocks, which he named "textile block" style, and seen in such homes as the Ennis House.[1] The home remains a privately owned residence (owned by Jack Larson), but it can be viewed easily from the street (449 N. Skyewiay Road).[1] It was designated as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #577 on May 25, 1993.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gordon Smith, More of Wright's buildings, The San Diego Union-Tribune, July 17, 2005.
  2. ^ Frank Lloyd Wright's Sturges House
  3. ^ James Goldstein Office – Historic Cultural Monument Application, The John Lautner Foundation, August 19, 2005.
  4. ^ Frank Lloyd Wright - Things To Do In Los Angeles
  5. ^ Historic-Cultural Monument Report: Brentwood - Pacific Palisades, Department of City Planning, City of Los Angeles.