Just as with a favored recipe, when inspired people come together the fruit of their collaborations can change the face of regional design. Such is the case with the Hollyhock house–the centerpiece of the Barnsdall art park in Los Angeles. Aline Barnsdall hired Frank Lloyd Wright to design the complex incorporating motifs of the Hollyhock, her favorite flower. Wright was working on the Imperial hotel in Tokyo at the time and had been looking to Mayan architecture for inspiration. Wanting to create a style that would work for California weather, this was one of the earliest open floor plan designs that came to define the California style. Barnsdall would be pleased that the home remains open to the public and true to her original…