UPDATE -- Realtor Andrew Morrison has tipped us off to more recent photographs of the home. The slideshow below has been changed to feature these newer photos.
PREVIOUSLY -- Via Curbed LA: Lloyd Wright’s iconic 1927 Sowden House has hit the Los Angeles housing market once again. Perched high above the Los Feliz street lights, this Mesoamerican masterpiece is a stone’s throw from old Hollywood haunts and new Hollywood premieres. The Sowden House joins two other Wright family homes that are also for sale: La Miniatura and the Ennis Residence, both designed by his father, the great Frank Lloyd Wright. In his father's style, Lloyd Wright’s primal, neo-Mayan temple was built to emphasize the surrounding elements and wildness of nature.
Most recently owned and twice renovated by house-flipper extraordinaire Xorian Balbes, the house is in top condition. Down from seven bedrooms to four and up from four to five bathrooms, this home has over 2 million dollars worth of renovations. The textile block home boasts a central courtyard with both treetop and city views. The Sowden House has been featured in films such as “The Aviator” and the TV show “America’s Next Top Model.” This
house is on the short list of meticulously restored Los Angeles architectural landmarks and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Listed through Andrew Morrison and Brett Lawyer of Sotheby’s International Realty- Los Feliz, the Sowden House can be purchased for $4.2 million.