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Real Estate & Architecture in Los Angeles

Sowden House In Los Feliz

5121 Franklin Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

7 BR, 4 BA

The Sowden House in Los Feliz was built in 1927 by Frank Lloyd Wright Jr., and is regarded as one of Lloyd Wright’s best and most important works. The home is also know as the “Jaws House” due to its ornamental concrete block facade, which resembles the mouth of a shark. The textile-block construction was a continuation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s textile block work of the early 1920s.

The 5,600 square foot residence underwent meticulous restorations in 2002 and 2009 by Xorin Balbes of TempleHome, which enhanced the home’s livability with modern amenities and functionality.

Included in the restoration, the kitchen and bathrooms were completely renovated and expanded. A pool and spa were also added to the central courtyard.

The home also includes 7 bedrooms, 4 baths, a library, media room, office, patios, wine cellar, and more.

The Mayan Revival style and dramatic temple-like details create a feeling of sanctuary within the city. There are walls of lush vegetation surrounding the courtyard and pool. Gorgeous water views are visible throughout the home.

This is a unique opportunity to own one of Los Angeles’ most celebrated landmark estates. If you’d like to see the Sowden House in person, email me or call me at 323-775-6305!

More info and photos of 5121 Franklin Ave.

Listing courtesy of Andrew Morrison and Brett Lawyer, Sotheby’s International Realty.

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