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Lloyd Wright, son of famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, built this homage to Mayan pyramids in 1926 for his friend, photographer John Sowden. Author Erik Davis writes of the home's history in his book,The Visionary State: "The Sowdens were artsy Hollywood folks who liked to party, and Lloyd Wright, who had spent a year or so designing sets for Paramount, indulged their desire for theater."
Since 2001, the home has come under new ownership by designer Xorin Balbes, who renovated the property to transform the inner courtyard with a pool and jacuzzi. He also added antique pieces like a huge Indonesian stone Buddha, a 400 year-old Quan Yin statue, and an antique Chinese dowry chest to enhance the exotic setting. According to the official site, the home comes with:
its own private spa-soak in a freestanding tub, a shower in a glass encased steamroom, and a meditation area by a beautiful koi pond. The home also features a reading room with a huge salt water aquarium, a home theater system with surround sound, a gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, 2 fireplaces, 2 outdoor firepits, 2 exotic modern flaming torches, and a dramatic city view.

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