For Sale: Lloyd Wright-Designed Home with Hollywood History

Lloyd WrightLloyd Wright’s Samuel Novarro House just hit the market for $4,495,000. The home, which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son, is known as one of the most significant architectural estates in Los Angeles. It also has Hollywood history; previous owners include Ramon Navarro, Diane Keaton and Christina Ricci.

Lloyd WrightThe home was built in 1928 for Lois Samuel, the secretary of silent film star Ramon Navarro. However, when Navarro discovered that Samuel had embezzled money from him, he asked Samuel to give him the home as payment for the funds he stole. Navarro then rehired Lloyd Wright to renovate and expand the estate.

That’s not the first time it has gone through a remodel. Diane Keaton purchased the home in 1988 for $1.15 million and hired famous designer Josh Schweitzer to remodel it. In 2005 Christina Ricci purchased the home for $2,979,000, and sold it a year later for around $150,000 less than what she paid (ouch!).

The four bedroom, three bath home has been meticulously restored to keep Wright’s original vision intact. Details include sleek concrete floors, dramatic windows, an indoor/outdoor flow and period Lloyd Wright details. Outside there’s a swimmer’s pool, professionally landscaped gardens and terraces. It is listed by Aaron Kirman of Hilton & Hyland.

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