Sunday 19 November 2017

Wright house reopening draws crowds

Thousands queued for hours to see the reopened Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright (AP)
Thousands queued for hours to see the reopened Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright (AP)

The reopening of a newly-restored house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright has attracted thousands of people to the landmark on a Hollywood hillside.

After three years of major renovation, Hollyhock House opened to the public and for 24 hours, visitors could go on free, self-guided tours of the Mayan-like structure and catch a rare glimpse of the space after dark.

Some waited more than three hours in the middle of the night to get to the front of the line, the Los Angeles Times said.

The house, completed in 1921 for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall, is considered one of Wright's masterpieces.

Hollyhock House will now be open for normal-hours visiting.

Press Association

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