Marijuana Millionaire Sells the Historic Sowden House – DIRT



Back again in early 2018, CBD entrepreneur Dan Goldfarb doled out almost $4.7 million for a historic Lloyd Wright-built residence in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. A previous hedge-fund analyst from New York who founded Canna-Pet — a Seattle-based business that sells hemp CBD for pets — he prepared to use the room as a hub for social and fund-raising functions.

Now, a minor in excess of four yrs afterwards, Goldfarb and his wife Jenny Landers have sold their exceptional dwelling. The consumer, data point out, is Nate Daneshgar — a member of a wealthy Beverly Hills loved ones that built their money in commercial real estate and are most likely ideal known for owning DTLA’s Grand Central Sector. Daneshgar forked in excess of just under $6.2 million for the spot in an off-current market deal, or just about $1.5 million much more than Goldfarb and Landers paid out for the residence back again in April 2018.

Initially made and designed in 1926 by Lloyd Wright (the son of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright) for painter and photographer John Sowden and his spouse Ruth — and aptly named the “Sowden House” — the neo-Mayan construction has also been nicknamed “the Jaws Home,” for its ominous shark tooth-like exterior entrrance.

The estate is most likely very best recognised for its link to the unsolved Black Dahlia scenario it even created a cameo in a modern TNT minimal Television collection, “I Am the Night,” a fictionalized account of the 1947 murder of aspiring actress Elizabeth Brief, who is thought to have been allegedly murdered in the basement by previous proprietor Dr. George Hodel.

In subsequent many years, it was thoroughly restored and modernized to the tune of $1.6 million by one more former owner, L.A.-centered designer and developer Xorin Balbes, who protected the inside walls in metallic bronze and silver, expanded the kitchen, and additional a pool and spa. Along the way, the dwelling was selected by the town of L.A. in 2003 as a historic-cultural monument.

Resting on a .3-acre parcel of land dotted with lush foliage, the rectangular-formed home’s putting exterior features hand-casted concrete textile blocks that includes photographs of the harvest, water, clouds and sunlight, and stacked in an homage to the ancient Mayan pyramids. Four connected wings encompass a central courtyard keeping a pool and spa nestled alongside an al fresco lounging space marked by a clay fire-pit.

In its existing iteration, 4 bedrooms and five baths are unfold across 5,600 square ft of living room adorned in the course of with soaring ceilings, oak and tile flooring, flooring-to-ceiling home windows, constructed-in shelving and myriad decorative facts. Sculpted copper gates open up into a cave-like entryway encompassing the entire decreased degree, with winding stairs leading up to the primary dwelling quarters.

From there, highlights include things like a spacious living room exhibiting a massive hearth and bookcases that are stated to conceal a “secret space,” as well as a formal eating room and gourmand kitchen outfitted with up-to-date appliances — all of which spill out to the open up-air courtyard by using French doors separated by columns.

A onetime studio space now serves as the fireside learn retreat, entire with a fashionable bath sporting a dressing area, stainless soaking tub, steam shower and accessibility to an out of doors koi pond. Rounding it all out: a two-car garage.

Sherri Rogers and Ryan Ponce of Compass served as the listing agents Juan Longfellow and Louise Leach of DPP Real Estate repped the buyer.