According to the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, the midcentury starchitect's famed Storer House in Hollywood Hills has sold to a "preservation-minded buyer for what is expected to be a record price for a Wright house." Built in 1923, Storer House is one of four textile-block homes Wright built in SoCal, and as the listing claims, "arguably the most painstakingly restored exemplar" of his work with patterned concrete. In fall 2013, the 2,967-square-foot home was listed for the first time since 2000, asking $6.9M. The previous sale also took about two years, as then-owner Die Hard producer Joel Silver ultimately sold the property for $2.9M in 2002.
Silver's million-dollar restoration of the four-bedroom house included adding a pool that Wright originally planned but hadn't built. Inside, Mayan-inspired columns and tall, narrow windows are aplenty. Intrigued? "La Miniatura," Wright's first foray into the textile-block style, is still on the market for $3.95M. Update: The L.A. Times reports that the Storer House managed to close at $6.8M, the most expensive sale of a Wright house to date.
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