John Sowden House

Lloyd Wright is the son of the greatest American architect, Franklin Lloyd Wright. Lloyd Wright began his career working for Olmsted and Olmsted, a famous landscape architecture firm in Boston. In 1911, Wright went to work for an Olmsted nursery in San Diego that was preparing for Pan-Pacific Exposition. He remained in California for the rest of his life. In 1916, Wright opened his architecture firm. Wright’s architectural style was marked by soaring forms, storage color schemes, and integrated landscapes. Some of his most famous works include the Wayfarer’s Chapel and the John Snowden House.Wright built the John Snowden House for his friend, John Snowden, in 1926. Wright designed the John Snowden House in a neo-Mayan style with sand-colored concrete blocks that contained depictions of Mayn civilization. The house contains four wings connected by a central courtyard, which resembles Mayan pyramids. Today, the Snowden House is a famous architectural work in Los Angeles, and it is frequently used for photoshoots, TV shows, and non-profit events.