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3021 E. Chevy Chase Dr.

Glendale, CA
Offered at: $1,580,000
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Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Building Size: 2700 Square Feet
Property Type: Residential
Property Status: Sold
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THE CALORI HOUSE designed by Frank Lloyd Wright Jr.

1926 – The Calori House, 3021 East Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale CA. An interpretation of Spanish revival style. Sold in 1988 to John DeGomez, then deeded to a family trust. Acquired by the current owner in 2015 for his love of art and desire to restore this work of art.

This Historical ART PIECE designed by the reknowned Lloyd Wright Jr., has been beautifully restored to it’s 2 bd, 2 bth masterpiece. Working with top of the line contractors, the new owner has replaced the electrical, plumbing and upgraded appliances all to today’s upgraded amenities.

Great lengths went to restoring the beautiful home, highlighted stained glass window in the stairwell, original light fixtures and sconces, floors, windows, wall textures, the lovely flow of arches and with an historian finisher keeping the unique design of this “live in” sculpture.

Continuing to go over and beyond the complete overall restoration, the owner designed and built a mini replica in the large lush back yard. This darling 1 bd, 1bth, guest house has it’s very own kitchen and birds eye view of the original Calori House. Sitting along side the sounds of trickling creek, shades of large trees on the oversized lawn and entertain along side the main house in an adjoining patio courtyard. The Great Gasby himself would be proud to roam this paradise garden brought to life by Lloyd Wright himself.

Lloyd Wright was the eldest son of Frank Lloyd Wright and his first wife, Catherine Lee “Kitty” Tobin, and grew up in the 1889 Wright home and studio in Oak Park IL. Lloyd briefly attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison before leaving for a job at the Boston-based landscape architecture firm of the Olmsted Brothers. Specializing in botany and horticulture, he continued to pursue landscape design in addition to architecture throughout his life.

He settled in Southern California around 1911. The Olmsteds sent him to assist with landscape design of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition in San Diego with architects Irving Gill, Bertram Goodhue, and Carleton Winslow. The exposition’s principal buildings and gardens still remain in Balboa Park, and Gill became his mentor.

Beginning in 1919, Wright’s famous father, working in Japan on the Imperial Hotel, delegated responsibilities for the Hollyhock House in Los Angeles to him and Rudolf Schindler. Lloyd Wright also worked on the Millard House, the Storer House, the Freeman House, and the Ennis house for his father.

He also designed the second and third band shells at the Hollywood Bowl. The third shell stood until the end of the 2003 season.

The largest collection of Lloyd Wright buildings in the United States was built between 1946 and 1957 for the Institute of Mentalphysics near Joshua Tree CA.

Throughout his life, his work was constantly overshadowed and compared to his father’s, which is unfortunate as Wright’s work easily stands on its own. Had he been just a student of FLW, rather than his son, Wright’s fame would have been significantly greater.

Wright designed many different styles of homes in addition to Modernist; they are included here as well. He was, much more than his father, well-patronized by Hollywood, which found him more approachable, less demanding, and less expensive.

Architect Eric Lloyd Wright is the son of Lloyd Wright and his second wife Helen.

Many thanks to chief researcher Catherine Westergaard Cramer.