Sowden House by Lloyd Wright in Los Feliz

Sowden House by Lloyd Wright in Los Feliz

Sowden House by Lloyd Wright - 5121 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Sowden House by Lloyd Wright – 5121 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Anyone that has driven along Franklin Avenue in Los Feliz has surely noticed the presence of the Sowden House by Lloyd Wright. Even if one doesn’t recognize it from the many films, tv shows and commercials that it’s appeared in (notably The Aviator and The Rocketeer), it’s clear from the home’s striking façade that something special awaits within. And for all the folks that have wished they might get a chance to see the inside and, perhaps, buy the house, now is your chance.

 Recognized as one of the architect’s most important works, the Mayan revival design features extensive use of hand-cast, ornamented blocks featuring images of harvest, water, clouds and sun. This textile block construction is a continuation of the w

Recognized as one of the architect’s most important works, the Mayan revival design features extensive use of hand-cast, ornamented blocks featuring images of harvest, water, clouds and sun. This textile block construction is a continuation of the work by his father, Frank Lloyd Wright, in his designs of the Millard House, Samuel Freeman House, Storer House and the Ennis House, which is very close by.

 Clearly, this isn’t a 1927 kitchen. Extensive restorations were made from 2002-09 by Xorin Balbes and the home now accommodates modern living while preserving the architect’s master work.

Clearly, this isn’t a 1927 kitchen. Extensive restorations were made from 2002-09 by Xorin Balbes and the home now accommodates modern living while preserving the architect’s master work.

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 The home reflects Wright’s philosophies as a landscape architect, emphasizing the elements of nature in an open floor plan where every room communicates via the central courtyard.

The home reflects Wright’s philosophies as a landscape architect, emphasizing the elements of nature in an open floor plan where every room communicates via the central courtyard.

 A high, airy living space surrounds a long outdoor courtyard lined with columns featuring weathered wave-motifs and covered with flowering vines.

A high, airy living space surrounds a long outdoor courtyard lined with columns featuring weathered wave-motifs and covered with flowering vines.

 The home boasts 5 BR / 6 BA and 5,600 sf of living space. Renovations in this mini-palace also included updates to many fixtures and finishes, including Venetian plaster on most interior walls.

The home boasts 5 BR / 6 BA and 5,600 sf of living space. Renovations in this mini-palace also included updates to many fixtures and finishes, including Venetian plaster on most interior walls.

 There is an additional two-car garage with large finished office located off the driveway, and a maid’s quarters on the lower level of the main house.

There is an additional two-car garage with large finished office located off the driveway, and a maid’s quarters on the lower level of the main house.

 The ambience of this place is magical.

The ambience of this place is magical.

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 What an exotic setting. I love the walls of lush vegetation that surround the private courtyard pool and spa.

What an exotic setting. I love the walls of lush vegetation that surround the private courtyard pool and spa.

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If you would like to see this or any other property, call me to make an appointment. David Kubiczky, PLG Estates – 323.497.7555

5121 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Listing Price: $4,888,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 6
Square Feet: 5,600
Lot Size: 13,125sf
Price Per SF: $872.86
Year Built: 1927
Pool:In Ground
Air: Central, Multi-Zone
Floor: Cement, Hardwood
Parking: Garage
Views: City Lights
Fireplace: Living Room, Master Bedroom
MLS #: 13-654779

Listing courtesy of Troy Gregory of Sotheby’s Int’s Realty – Los Feliz.

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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