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Inside Lloyd Wright's Black Dahlia Home, Now On The Market For $4.7 Million

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Lloyd Wright's famous Sowden House in Los Feliz has hit the market. The property, rumored to be the sight of the Black Dahlia murder, has been listed for $4.698 million.

The house was designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright's son Lloyd Wright in 1926 for painter and photographer John Sowden, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in July 1971.

The house was built in the Mayan Revival style that has become almost synonymous with the Wrights' work in Los Angeles (see: Ennis House, Storer House, Samuel Freeman House). The Sowden House is roughly 5,600-square-feet built around a central courtyard. The house has four bedrooms, four full baths, two half baths, a maid's quarters, and a master suite that opens to an atrium koi pond.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the property was last sold in 2011 for $3.85 million, and has been on and off the market since 2013.