LLOYD WRIGHT’S MOORE HOUSE DEMOLISHED
You may still be able to tour the beautiful piece of modern architecture online, but the physical location of Lloyd Wright’s Palos Verdes Moore House was demolished last week. The building stood since 1959 as a departure from the Mediterranean homes of the area, but was purchased in 2004 by an owner who doesn’t know who Wright is, and instead wanted something more Mediterranean.
Curbed Los Angeles reports:
According to a staff report on the matter, the owner plans to build a 5,935 square foot, two-story house with attached parking. And today’s irony: back when Dr. Louis Moore commissioned the house from Wright, he supposedly pointed to another house in the neighborhood and told the architect “I don’t want a big square house like that one.”