The John Sowden Home — a stunning neo-Mayan gem constructed by architect Lloyd Wright — has traded arms for $6.16 million in Los Feliz.
Just one of Southern California’s greatest examples of neo-Mayan architecture, the singular, striking residence resembles a temple but has also drawn comparisons to a cave or the gaping mouth of a excellent white shark.
Data present the seller is Dan Goldfarb, a cannabis entrepreneur ideal known for founding Canna-Pet, which sells hemp merchandise created for animals. He acquired the legendary estate for $4.7 million in 2018 with options to convert it into a cultural hub for artwork and functions.
The buyer is Nate Daneshgar, whose spouse and children owns Grand Central Current market in downtown Los Angeles. He turns into the latest in a long line of notable proprietors including its namesake, painter John Sowden, and George Hodel, an L.A. doctor who was named a suspect in the Black Dahlia murder situation. For this infamous tie, the property’s web page claims that the property “might maintain the key” to the unsolved thriller.
The exterior. (Visual Media LA)
The residing space. (Visible Media LA)
The wall of home windows. (Visible Media LA)
The textile blocks. (Visible Media LA)
The swimming pool. (Visual Media LA)
The courtyard. (Visible Media LA)
Wright — son of prolific architect Frank Lloyd Wright — designed the house in 1927 utilizing concrete textile blocks that showcase attractive Mayan themes. The property hovers earlier mentioned Franklin Avenue, entering by means of copper gates to a dramatic tomb-like staircase.
The cave-like atmosphere continues within, the place stone fireplaces anchor living areas lined with warm wooden floors. During the 5,600-sq.-foot space, partitions of home windows wrap all over an interior courtyard with a swimming pool and spa surrounded by artwork installations.
For its distinct look, the residence has appeared in a handful of motion pictures such as “L.A. Confidential” and “The Aviator.” It also claims a location on the Countrywide Sign-up of Historic Sites.
Ryan Ponce and Sherri Rogers of Compass held the listing. Juan Longfellow and Louise Leach of DPP represented Daneshgar.