One of Frank Lloyd Wright's most beloved homes has been saved from further deterioration by a billionaire architecture buff, according to the property's steward.
Our friends at Curbed tipped us off to the sale of the famed Ennis House, a 6,200-square-foot "textile-block" home reminiscent of a Mayan temple. The home was sold for just shy of $4.5 million to billionaire Ron Burkle, a business impresario who made his fortune in the supermarket industry.
The Los Feliz home first went on sale in 2009, when the non-profit tasked with maintaining the home decided they could no longer carry the financial burden of renovating the property. It had suffered significant damage during a mid-1990s earthquake that struck Los Angeles. The home was first listed in 2009 for $15 million, Curbed tells us.