5121 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles CA , 90027
Single Family Home
$4,888,000
Est. payment $18,668/mo
5 beds, 6 baths, 5,600 Sqft

5121 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, California

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Lloyd Wright, son of Americas greatest architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, built the Sowden House for friend and photographer John Sowden in 1926. The home reflects Wrights philosophies as a landscape architect, emphasizing the elements of nature in an open floor plan where every room communicates via the central courtyard. Hand-cast, sand colored concrete blocks emblazoned with images of the harvest, water, clouds, and sun are stacked in homage to the pyramids of ancient Mayan civilization, while the pillared courtyard with multiple entries makes clear architectural reference to such Yucatec Mayan temples as Sayil and Uxmal. Originally, two massive 'water organs,' destroyed in a 1930s earthquake, stood at the end of the courtyard like murmuring Pagan stelae. Today the courtyard is taken up with a large pool fed by a hot tub, part of a thorough renovation of the house in 2000 which enhanced the buildings air of almost savage spectacle and glamour with a sleek, modern edge.

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Lloyd Wright, son of Americas greatest architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, built the Sowden House for friend and photographer John Sowden in 1926. The home reflects Wrights philosophies as a landscape architect, emphasizing the elements of nature in an open floor plan where every room communicates via the central courtyard. Hand-cast, sand colored concrete blocks

Property details

Listed on
Apr 15, 2014
Total Rooms
17
Lot Size
13,068
Cooling
Central A/C,Central A/C
Floor Covering
Concrete,Hardwood
Age (years):
87
MLS Number
677711
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Property tax info

Year
2013
Amount
11769.0

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Troy Gregory
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Feliz Brokerage
(323) 665-1700
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Troy Gregory
Sotheby's International Realty -
Call: (323) 665-1700
Listing source: NRT
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