Following a multimillion-dollar restoration, Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House, an iconic architectural masterpiece in the heart of Barnsdall Park, reopened to the public February 2015. Built 1919-21, Hollyhock House marked Wright's first architectural project in Los Angeles. Hollyhock House boasts an architectural style known as "California Romanza" (from the musical term meaning "freedom to make one's own form"), which complements LA's significance as a trendsetter in the arts and architecture. Hollyhock House was designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #12 in 1963, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and designated a National Historic Landmark in 2007.
In July 2019, the Hollyhock House was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The first Los Angeles landmark designated a World Heritage Site, Hollyhock House is part of a UNESCO group officially titled The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, which includes eight major works spanning 50 years of the famed architect's career. There are more than 1,000 World Heritage sites around the world, and the group of Wright sites is now among only 24 sites in the U.S. The collection represents the first modern architecture designation in the country on the prestigious list.
Self-guided tours are available Thursday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pricing for the timed tickets is $7 for adults, $3 for students and seniors with I.D., and free for children under 12 when accompanied by a paying adult. Docent-led tours are also available, with options for a one-hour tour or 20-minute exterior-only tour.