Ennis House Foundation
Frank Lloyd Wright
Eric Lloyd Wright Architects and Planners
Melvyn Green and Associates
Historic Resources Group
John Fidler Preservation Technology
Frank Lloyd Wright had a prolific architecture career. Among his many notable designs in the Los Angeles area is the Ennis house. The house is one of four “textile block” homes in LA constructed with patterned concrete blocks that give a unique texture to the exterior façade. The house consists of an estimated 27,000 to 40,000 of these concrete blocks. Visitors may recognize the house and these unique blocks in films such as Blade Runner (1982).
By 2005, the house rapidly began to deteriorate from earthquake and rain damage. The condition of the house became so poor that the National Trust for Historic Preservation listed it on America’s 11 most Endangered Places. Restoration work was completed in 2007 which included structural upgrades, materials restoration and new roofing. Spectra contributed to the restoration of the house by completing conservation of the textile blocks, window and door restoration, exterior cleaning, hardware restoration, and much more.
Architectural Woodwork • Concrete Repair • Decorative Concrete • Decorative Metal • Facade Rehabilitation • Materials Restoration • Metal Door • Restoration Painting & Coatings • Selective Demolition/Abatement • Self-Perform • Stone • Waterproofing/Roofing • Wood Doors • Wood Windows
Los Angeles Conservancy 2008