Pudleaux Tourism offers a variety of Architecture Tours in Los Angeles, California.
Featuring the Silver Lake Neutra Tour and LA Frank Lloyd Wright Tour
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a reservation to go on a tour?
Yes. Reservations are required. Availability is limited, so it's best to book at least a week or two ahead of time if possible. Occasionally, last minute reservations are available, so please do inquire.
Are all tours private?
Most tours are private. All of the tours listed under the "LA ARCHITECTURE TOURS" tab above are private tours -this means the tour will be for your group only. However, there are a few exceptions. Special tours are offered on a quarterly basis that include different themes, such as California History, or concentrate on a specific LA architect or architectural style (eg: mid-century modernism, art deco, craftsman etc.), and may include interior access to some buildings. Speedo Tours are offered monthly during the summer, and anyone can sign up for these urban hikes. Sign up for periodic invitations to aforementioned special tours at the bottom of this page.
Do we get to see the interior of any Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in LA?
The Hollyhock House is scheduled to reopen for interior tours after a multiyear restoration on February 13th, 2015. After that date, interior tours of the Hollyhock House will be available. Stay tuned for updated tour info on visiting the Hollyhock House.
The Anderton Court Shops in Beverly Hills is a three-story shopping center with public access to ascend the central ramp (on most days) and get a closer look at the outdoor spaces Wright designed, as well as the building's "science fiction mast". This building is seen on the LA Frank Lloyd Wright Tour.
All other Frank Lloyd Wright houses in the Los Angeles area are privately owned and only open for interior access once in awhile. Sign up at the bottom of this page to receive information on special interior house tours of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings and other architecturally significant buildings in LA, as well as invites for special tours offered periodically. Your privacy is important and you won't be bombarded with junk mail, promise!
Is it possible to visit the interior of the Ennis House?
As much as I would love to offer an inside tour of the Ennis House, it is privately owned and not usually accessible to the public. However, one of the stipulations of the Ennis House sale to its current owner was interior access to the public at least a few times a year. Sign up at the bottom of this page to find out when interior tours of the Ennis House are available as the information becomes available.