Ennis House

Los Angeles, CA

Market: Cultural


Historic Resources Group


2008 Preservation Design Award, California Preservation Foundation
Ennis House Los Angeles
Ennis House Los Angeles
Ennis House Los Angeles facade textile block

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the Mayan Revival style, the Ennis House was constructed in 1924 and remains as one of his iconic "textile block" houses. The handmade, patterned concrete blocks were constructed from decomposed granite extracted from the site and provide a unique texture to the building walls. Despite its architectural significance, the Ennis House suffered from deferred maintenance, exposure to the elements, and earthquake damage. As part of conservation effort, SGH and Historic Resources Group of Los Angeles prepared a detailed building enclosure condition assessment report in advance of applications for grant aid.