The Charles Ennis House, built in 1924, is perhaps the most famous of four houses that Wright designed in Los Angeles in the 1920s, a period during which he experimented with geometric patterning and new methods of concrete construction. Both innovations are demonstrated by this concrete block, which is decorated with incised patterns of overlapping squares. Wright used such blocks in the construction of all four Los Angeles houses.
Charles Ennis, Los Angeles, California, 1924; Ellen Little, Studio City, California, until 1984
Artist: Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (American, Richland Center, Wisconsin 1867–1959 Phoenix, Arizona)Date: ca. 1922Medium: Lithographic print with dark brown inkAccession: 1972.607.51(43)On view in:Not on view