Architecture In Detail

Freeman House
  • ARCHITECT: Frank Lloyd Wright
  • YEAR BUILT: 1924

The Samuel Freeman House, one of three textile block houses built in the Hollywood Hills in the 1920s, was built for two members of the Los Angeles avant-garde who met Wright at Aline Barnsdall's. They asked Wright to design a home for them with a budget of $10,000. Wright seized the opportunity to design a concrete block house based on a 16-inch square that was estimated to cost $12,000. The final bill was $23,000. Harriet Freeman lived in the house until 1986, when she donated it to the University of Southern California.