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Enter the Ennis house

February 28, 2011 |  8:24 am

Ennis House

You might recognize it as the house from "Blade Runner." But when legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright completed the Ennis house in Los Angeles in 1924, he immediately considered it his favorite: The last and largest of the four concrete-block houses that Wright built in the Los Angeles area remains arguably the best residential example of Mayan Revival architecture in the country. When The Times' Home section convened a panel of historians, architects and preservationists in 2008 to vote on the region's best houses of all time, the Ennis house ranked ahead of the Modernist Eames house, the John Lautner spaceship-on-a-hill known as Chemosphere and the Arts & Crafts beauty the Gamble house.

That the Ennis house garners so much reverence from the architecture community makes its current status all the more remarkable: for sale since June 2009, price reduced from $15 million to $7,495,000. As of yet, there have been no takers. So why is this of interest to Daily Dish readers? Our Home section takes a peek inside the Ennis house,  including its stunning dining room, seen here.

Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times