• Temple Home

    Hollywood, California
  • $12,500 US/Week


  • Temple Home

    Temple Home
  • Office: 1.510.647.9769


Enjoy an Old Hollywood fantasy getaway in this beautifully restored mansion and updated neo-Mayan masterpiece. Designed by Lloyd Wright, son of America’sgreatest architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, this 1926 home is a magical oasis in the heart of modern-day Hollywood. All rooms face the interior courtyard which shelters a secluded jacuzzi and pool amidst an immaculate succulent garden with flowering vines. The courtyard doors slide into the walls to create a stunning indoor/outdoor feel, while the addition of water and fire features give unity and completion to Wright’s elemental vision.

Renovated in the year 2000 by designer/owner Xorin Balbes, a sleek, modern edge was brought to the Old Hollywood glamor of the Sowden House. The renovation also brought it a feature in Architectural Digest, and a new era of public visibility as the location for countless celebrity fundraisers, film shoots, TV shows and commercials. Today, the master bathroom provides luxury comfort 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. A collection of new antique artifacts were added to the home as well, including an enormous Indonesian Buddha that looks out from atop the master bedroom, an antique Chinese dowry chest, Japanese tansus converted to bathroom cabinets, and a 400 year-old Quan Yin statue. All of these new design elements harmonize with the rustic details around the door frames and the Mayan-influenced stone work. Other amenities include a washer/dryer, garage parking and wireless internet. The 4 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms can accommodate up to 8 people.

Rates: $3200 nightly/$12500 weekly

Contact us directly for monthly rates.

Rates for parties and special events are determined on a case by case basis.

To book your VIP stay at Sowden House please contact:

Jim Berenholtz