The photo above is a Frank Lloyd Wright creation known as, “Ennis-Brown House”. I took this shot looking ‘up’ at the house. Meandering up and around a winding road, I stood in front of the ‘back’ of the house. Here, I have a plaque to show you:
Built in 1924, this house is located in the Hollywood Hills. It sold several years ago for $6 million dollars, and is undergoing major renovations before the ‘new’ owner moves on in! Oh what I wouldn’t give to get a sneak peek inside this FLW gem!
Alas, this is as far as we got, peering inside the courtyard from the black, wrought iron gates (note the yellow wash bucket and protective work tent):
But here is where things became interesting. A couple of workers noticed our faces pressed against the iron gate and came over to ensure we weren’t trying to break in, cause havoc, or goodness knows what! Assuring the workers we were simply, “fans of Frank”, they turned away and went back to work (or so I thought). The next thing I witnessed was one of the workmen coming through a side entrance. He asked if he could take a few pictures for us from ‘behind the gate’. I was so shocked I simply handed him the camera and stood there in stunned mode. Here is one of the fantastic captures he returned with a few minutes later:
We would never have been allowed to get this close to the pool area (who knew there was a pool?) at the Ennis-Brown House had it not been for the kind gesture of this dear workman who had no idea how much we appreciated his thoughtfulness.
Thank you, kind sir; we appreciate that you appreciate our appreciation for Frank Lloyd Wright’s work: that’s a lot of appreciation, wouldn’t you say? 🙂