One of Frank Lloyd Wright‘s most celebrated homes has officially hit the real estate market in Pasadena, California. The Frank Lloyd Wright Millard House, nicknamed “La Miniatura”, has been listed for sale for $4.5 million. It was a pivotal design for Wright, as it was the first of many modular block homes created in his twilight years as an architect. Of the 26 homes Wright designed in California, the Millard House was the first to feature his concrete textile-block signature. Five of these homes stand today throughout Southern California, and today marks the rare occasion that one of these five classics is available on the market.
The home features a lush garden plot spanning a full acre of property in the Prospect Historic District of Pasadena. Indoors, the Millard House comprises four bedrooms and four baths, two kitchens, a living room, a formal dining room and a set of partially-attached garages. The concrete textile-block pattern shown on the exterior is repeated within, forming accent walls that open to the exterior and bring the nature of the garden to the eye indoors. Like many other of Wright’s famous works, the Millard House is listed on the national register of historic places. Whomever is lucky enough to purchase this home is buying a piece of history, one that will require faithful stewardship to ensure this home has a bright future. [photography by Scott Mayoral, via inhabitat]