Return with us to LA circa 1973

Men wore polyester suits and long-collared shirts. Women sported minis, midis and maxis. Platform shoes literally rocked. The Brady Bunch sparkled the small screen. The Exorcist spooked the big one. And high on a ridge between Los Feliz and Silver Lake, LA architect Dick E. Lowry built his personal dream home. Over 40 years later, it still commands the view. And today, it could be yours.

An architect’s ‘70s vision still shines

In 1973, as the sounds of Pink Floyd’s new Dark Side of the Moon wafted up the hills, architect Dick E. Lowry was building a very important residence on a panoramic view ridge: his own. Today, after over 40 years, Lowry’s stunning rustic-modern aerie at 2052 Mayview Drive in Franklin Hills is just being offered to its second owner at $1,700,000. “Lowry was a master of clean, open post and beam construction, and he put all his expertise into this home,” says agent Tracy Do. “Although sensitive updates have been made over the years, much of it still retains his original vision, including his colors, textures and surfaces.” The dramatic entry and stairway act as focal point set pieces, leading you into a soaring living space wrapped in glass and vistas. The broad deck wrapping the view side seems to float above the hills. The home includes three bedrooms, a den/media room and entire walls of built-in closets. There is a two-car garage, detached studio with half bath, and a bonus basement workshop with potter’s kiln. Mature landscaping features large trees and drought-tolerant elements. While much has changed since 1973, some things are timeless. Lowry’s soaring creation is one of them.

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