Lloyd Wright’s Iconic ‘Sowden House’ Back on the Market

John Sowden House, also known as the “Jaws House” or the “Franklin House”, – a residence built in 1926 in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles, California is back on the market. The original owner, John Sowden, was a painter and photographer who hired his friend, Lloyd Wright (eldest son of Frank Lloyd Wright), to build their home in Los Feliz. The house has been recognized as one of Lloyd Wright’s most important works and a landmark in the Los Angeles area for its imposing Mayan-style front facade and temple-like features.

Lloyd Wright’s Iconic ‘Sowden House’ Back on the Market
The house is noted for its use of ornamented concrete blocks and for its striking facade, resembling (depending on the viewer’s points of cultural reference) either a Mayan temple or the gaping open mouth of a great white shark.
Spanning 5,600 square feet, the residence is based around a courtyard which communicates with all areas of the home.

Lloyd Wright’s Iconic ‘Sowden House’ Back on the Market

Beautifully renovated, the home now accommodates modern living while preserving the architects masterpiece.
Last year, the house was listed for $4,875,000, and now it can be yours for $4,799,000.

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.


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