Millard House, "La Miniatura" (1923)
The Millard House, also known as "La Miniatura," is a textile block house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1923 in Pasadena, California. This home was the first of Wright's four textile block houses, which includes the Ennis House (Los Feliz-Los Angeles), the Freeman House (Hollywood), and the Storer House (Hollywood). Wright was commissioned by Alice Millard, a rare-book dealer who commissioned Wright to build an earlier home for her in the Highland Park suburb of Chicago in 1906.
Backstory and Context
La Miniatura rests on three levels, with a double-height living room. It occupies 4,230 square feet and has four bedrooms, four baths, kitchen, living room, and a formal dining room. A studio was added in 1926, designed by Wright's son Lloyd.
Today, the Millard House remains a private residence. There are no tours and the owners shun visitors. However, you can drive by or park and walk by the home and still see from the street the genius of Frank Lloyd Wright.