From the latimes.com:
Nearly a decade after he purchased Lloyd Wright’s 1926 Sowden House and pumped more than $2 million into the historical property, designer Xorin Balbes has put the Mayan Revival on the market.
The home has a rectangular design. Its rooms open to a long courtyard that once was an open-air theater where original owners John and Ruth Sowden hosted performances for their film-industry friends.
The house has its own website, with more photos: http://sowdenhouse.com/index.html
It has its own facebook page too: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sowden-House/98155332947
More can be seen here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/16/sowden-house-by-lloyd-wri_n_836192.html#s254418
Most recently owned and twice renovated by house-flipper extraordinaire Xorian Balbes, the house is in top condition. Down from seven bedrooms to four and up from four to five bathrooms, this home has over 2 million dollars worth of renovations. The textile block home boasts a central courtyard with both treetop and city views. The Sowden House has been featured in films such as “The Aviator” and the TV show “America’s Next Top Model.” This
house is on the short list of meticulously restored Los Angeles architectural landmarks and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Listed through Andrew Morrison and Brett Lawyer of Sotheby’s International Realty- Los Feliz, the Sowden House can be purchased for $4.2 million.