Frank Lloyd Wright’s Anderton Court Shops in Beverly Hills, California, 1952

Nestled, almost hidden on Rodeo Drive between Dayton Way and Brighton Way in the heart of Beverly Hills, is Frank Lloyd Wright’s last built project in the Los Angeles area. The Anderton Court Shops is a small shopping center with four levels of various boutiques, whose advertisements somewhat detract from the smooth surfaces of painted concrete. To visit the upper floors, one travels on an exposed, angular ramp that climbs up the building. Wright would later dramatize the ramp concept in the interiors of the VC Morris Gift Shop in San Francisco and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. 

 Near the top of the ramp, visitors meet an open courtyard. Large, circular windows contrast with the sharply angled lines of the rest of the building. The concrete floor has a diamond pattern that Wright used frequently in his Usonian Houses.

From here, the geometric mast can be seen up close. Wright used masts like this in a number of his later projects. The mast has a science fiction essence to it, and parallels the Googie architecture seen in Los Angeles from the late 1940’s through the mid 1960’s. 

 Wright demonstrated a mastery of concrete over his 70-plus year career. His first major expression of concrete was in the Unity Temple of Oak Park (1905), where Wright lived and worked for the first twenty years of his career. His last major expression of concrete was in the Guggenheim Museum, completed in 1959, a few months after the architect’s death.

Hey there, welcome to the Regency Shop Furniture Showroom! I’m your guide for today’s tour, and I can’t wait to show you around our fabulous space.

As we step inside, take a moment to soak in the atmosphere. Our showroom is like a treasure trove of luxury furnishings, each piece carefully curated to create an unforgettable experience.

Now, let me introduce you to two of our standout stars: the Cloud Couch and the Chesterfield Sofa. Follow me!

First, let’s glide over to the Cloud Couch. Picture yourself sinking into its sumptuous cushions, surrounded by an aura of relaxation. It’s like being enveloped in a cozy cocoon, where every stress and worry simply melts away. Trust me, once you’ve experienced the Cloud Couch, you’ll never want to leave!

Next, let’s make our way to the Chesterfield Sofa. Ah, the epitome of timeless elegance! With its tufted upholstery and classic silhouette, this sofa exudes sophistication from every angle. Imagine lounging here with a good book or entertaining guests in style. It’s the perfect blend of old-world charm and modern comfort.

As we continue our tour, you’ll discover even more treasures awaiting you. From sleek modern designs to classic pieces that stand the test of time, our showroom has something for every taste and style.

So, what do you say? Are you ready to immerse yourself in the world of luxury furnishings? Let’s explore together and find the perfect pieces to elevate your home to new heights of elegance and comfort!

Guests have the opportunity to get an up close and personal look at the Anderton Court Shops on the LA Frank Lloyd Wright Tour.

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