In 1949, an actor tapped Lloyd Wright (the son of the even more famous Frank Lloyd Wright) to build his home, and Wright dreamed up this striking mix of rough stone (in the walls, arches and fireplaces), wood, glass and concrete, all built into a Los Angeles hillside. The angular two-bedroom, now beautifully restored and on the rental market for $8,750 a month, also boasts the beamed ceilings and glass pavilion-like living areas that made his father's designs so famous—heck, it even slightly resembles Taliesin West, FLW's winter home built in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1937. Like Taliesin West, the De Jonghe Residence is meant to meld into its surrounding—the 2,100-square foot Hollywood Hills home is barely visible from the road—and has multiple terraces (landscaped with drought-tolerant plants) that allow lots of natural light to pass through the rooms.
· The De Jonghe Residence, 1949 [Crosby Doe Associates]
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