Writer and public radio regular Sarah Vowell chats with Jeff Garlin at Largo on March 13. Herewith, the “envious, cooped-up New Yorker” explores L.A.’s greatest house museums.
1) THE GAMBLE HOUSE
“The woodwork is so exquisite, obsessively crafted, and lovingly executed, it makes me feel the good kind of inferior.”
2) HOLLYHOCK HOUSE
“The abstract concrete decorations give Frank Lloyd Wright’s L.A. homes a whiff of mystery and time travel, like Mayan temples renovated for the Jazz Age.”
3) WILL ROGERS RANCH
“My favorite thing here is the globe in front of Rogers’s desk, where you can see pencil lines he drew of his world travels.”
Photograph by Bennett Miller