The former residence, now in operation as a museum, has been described as a precursor to the style now called California modernism. It is Los Angeles’s first UNESCO site.
“It is overwhelming to realize the world officially recognizes the outstanding universal value of this home,” says Hollyhock House curator Jeffrey Herr.
UNESCO is one of the world’s most popular cultural heritage programs, and it has honored such famous sites as the Statue of Liberty, the Great Wall of China, and the city of Venice, Italy.
The Hollyhock House received the designation along with seven other edifices across the country designed by Wright that together represent his 50-year career. They were collectively added to the prestigious roster as “The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.”