Hollyhock House at the Barnsdall Art Foundation is finally open! This Los Feliz landmark is a local oasis for those of us who live on the east side of town. Set up on a Olive Hill it provides views of downtown, Griffith Observatory and, if it’s a clear day, the ocean. Barnsdall is an idyllic place for a picnic, a tour of the art museum and now the Hollyhock House.
The Barnsdall Art Park Foundation of which The Hollyhock House is part of was the dream of Aline Barnsdall who wanted to create an avante garde theater colony. To help accomplish this dream Ms. Barnsdall enlisted the help of Frank Lloyd Wright with an assist from his son and Rudolph Schindler. For a more complete and concise history please check out their webpage.
Tours only conducted from Thursday thru Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm and costs $7 for adults $3 for children. No pictures are allowed in the Hollyhock House but trust me the visuals will stay with you.