Described as “one of the world’s most important works of residential architecture”, the Millard House, also known as “La Miniatura” is the first residence, designed by the late, great, Frank Lloyd Wright to make use of his inventive textile block building system.
Built in 1923, in Pasedena, California, the residence originally had 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, but multiple years of restoration have added a few spaces to make it now, 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, 2 kitchens, living room, formal dining room, and semi-attached garages. For more details on the house and its methods of construction, refer to this wikipedia article or the official website of the residence.
The intricate detailing, textures and aesthetic remind me why I chose to study architecture. The work of Mr.Wright is a treasure trove of inspiration, a break from the more contemporary minimalism we see alot of. It brings back the essence and core of design, the intent of residential architecture as it seeks to create an oasis of sorts, for the people it is designed for. This house captures that essence and I believe that is why it will remain an icon for centuries to come.