A seller’s market, this is not. The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ennis House is still for sale nearly two months after it was listed for $15 million by the nonprofit organization that owns it. Despite ample publicity, the house has not elicited a single bid.
Built in 1924 for Charles and Mabel Ennis on a hilltop in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, it is the largest of Wright’s four “textile-block” styled houses in Southern California. Over the years, the 6,000-square-foot home, whose design was inspired by ancient Mayan temples, has acquired quite the list of historical and cultural accolades, earning a spot on the National Register of Historic Places and being declared a California State Landmark and a Cultural Heritage Monument. It has also served as a popular location for movies, music videos, and photo shoots.