Designed and built by esteemed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr. in 1926, intended to host lavish events and live performances, the house was built for artist and photographer John and Ruth Sowden. A trained landscape architect, set designer with Paramount Studios, and construction manager for his father’s homes in Los Angeles – Lloyd Wright created a unique Mayan-inspired, Art Deco estate in the heart of Hollywood. Built using concrete textile blocks, the Sowden House has been recognized as one of Lloyd Wright’s most important works. Masterfully updated and preserved, it retains its place as a unique masterwork of American architecture and is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places and as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.


The Sowden House, located in Los Angeles, is a historic landmark more widely known for its ties to something much darker: the possible location of the Black Dahlia murder. Seventy years have passed and the case remains unsolved.

Now, we reclaim the landmark's legacy, promoting a lifestyle of wellness and intention, and giving back to diverse charities.

I Am the Night, inspired by true events and the memoir One Day She’ll Darken, tells the story of Fauna Hodel, a teenage girl who travels to late-1940s Los Angeles to search for someone in her past. Read More