Sad Colby! Nobody will let him inside.
Thanks to a few "Friends of Colby", I was recently able to sneak a peak at the dilapidated Ennis-Brown House in Los Feliz, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1923. Inspired by the Mayan temples of Uxmal, the house features prominently in several Hollywood movies, most notably "Blade Runner". It also made an appearance in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and the 70's classic "Day of the Locusts".
I remember the interior of the house (or something like it) featured in a 90's children's TV series that explored the paranormal-- something along the lines of the brief and unpopular "Eerie, Indiana". Alas, and to my great disappointment, I haven't been able to remember the name of the show. Anyone have a clue?
The house has been plagued with misfortune since its inception. Despite an incredible view overlooking Los Angeles, the house started crumbling before construction finished. After a series of restoration efforts failed to bring the house to standard, the Ennis House Foundation put the historic home for sale in 2009 for $15 million. The price has steadily declined to $7.49 million. I will gladly pull out my caulk gun for any blog reader willing to buy Colby this fixer-uper.
Learn more about the Ennis-Brown House in this banal sales video: