A few days ago, the L.A. Times reported on an incredible property for sale….Frank Lloyd Wrights Millard House in Pasadena Ca., also known as “La Minatura”. The Millard House was the first of four L.A. houses that Wright built between 1923 and 1924, using “textile block” in which specially designed pre-cast concrete blocks were woven together.
Seeing the article brought back memories of our involvement with this spectacular home. In the early 90’s, the owner, whose grandparents bought the home from Alice Millard, contacted our company to repair and replace the unusual blocks that were damaged. It was a labor of love and, a once in a lifetime opportunity to be involved with such a rare building. Anthony Van Liefde Masonry was recognized with a historical restoration award 1994.
The current owner has this amazing property listed for just under $5 million…..