House Call: The Millard House

House Call: The Millard House

Gregory Han
Feb 10, 2009

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Name: Frank Lloyd Wright's Millard House (La Miniatura)
Location: Pasadena, CA

Although Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the most prominent icons in architecture most identified in the Midwest, Lloyd Wright's residences built here in Southern California are amongst the secret architectural gems of our landscape. The Millard House, also known as La Miniatura was built in 1923, the earliest example of his Usonian design philosophy, notably utilizing a textile block building system that was ahead of its time (albeit, known as having many long term structural issues). The home is located in the Prospect Historic District of Pasadena, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and now is being showcased on it's own site for sale, giving us a peek inside the amazing 4 bedroom, 4 bath residence...

And here are some of the original floor plans to get a sense of the layout of the residence, which also includes an extra studio and a beautiful garden:

Additional photos, details and sketches of the Millard House available at the Millard House website.

[Photos: Scott Mayoral]

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