A Phoenix Rises: The Lukens House by Raphael Soriano

A Phoenix Rises: The Lukens House by Raphael Soriano

3425 W. 27th St, Los Angeles CA 900183425 W. 27th St, Los Angeles CA 90018

Designed in 1940 by Raphael Soriano for ceramicist and co-founder of Arts and Architecture Magazine Glen Lukens, this is a fine example of minimalist architecture wrought in the International Style. And thanks to an exhaustive restoration, which was recognized by a Conservancy Preservation Foundation Award, this home stands as one of the best examples of Soriano’s work today.

 One of only twelve remaining works by Soriano in existence, the house was a totally disaster when the current owner bought the property in 2010. However, that didn’t deter him from embarking on an ambitious restoration, with the aid of M2A Architect

One of only twelve remaining works by Soriano in existence, the house was a total disaster when the current owner bought the property in 2010. However, that didn’t deter him from embarking on an ambitious restoration, with the aid of M2A Architects.

 And, fortunately, a set of photographs by renowned photographer Julius Shulman and drawings from the archives of Soriano himself provided the details needed to stay faithful to the original design and achieve this miraculous rebirth.

And, fortunately, a set of photographs by renowned photographer Julius Shulman and drawings from the archives of Soriano himself provided the details needed to stay faithful to the original design and achieve this miraculous rebirth.

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 Designated as a Los Angeles Cultural Monument #866 in 2007, the property also features a restored 1908 glass greenhouse that has been re-purposed as an outdoor dining pavilion, surrounded by lush gardens.

Designated as a Los Angeles Cultural Monument #866 in 2007, the property also features a restored 1908 glass greenhouse that has been re-purposed as an outdoor dining pavilion, surrounded by lush gardens.

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 Built on what was originally the garden of the Lyndsay Mansion in West Adams, this home’s sleekness stands in stark contrast to the abundance of Victorian and Craftsman homes for which the area is famously known.

Built on what was originally the garden of the Lyndsay Mansion in West Adams, this home’s sleekness stands in stark contrast to the abundance of Victorian and Craftsman homes for which the area is famously known.

 The flat roof, with large overhung eaves and ribbon-band steel frame windows possess the elegance of a new century.

The flat roof, with large overhung eaves and ribbon-band steel frame windows possess the elegance of a new century.

Specs for 3425 W. 27th St, Los Angeles, CA 90018

Architect: Raphael Soriano
List Price: $1,985,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sq Feet: 1,491
Lot Size: 19,368 sf
Price Per Sq Foot: $1,331.32
Year Built: 1940
Pool: None. (room for)
Air: Air Conditioning
Floor: Hardwood, Other
Parking: Garage, 2-Car
Views: Other
Fireplace: Living Room
MLS #: 19-434626

Listing Courtesy Of: Mike Chapman, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Note: Information above reflects market status as of the date this post was originally published. Feel free to call for current market status.

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