fbpx

David Ming-Li Lowe, Architect

The Earthquake House, 1990

$2,800,000

1955 1/2 Purdue Ave, Sawtelle, CA 90025

Description

The award-winning architect, artist and educator David Ming-Li Lowe’s own home built in 1990, a masterpiece of residential design. As part of the AIA. centenary celebration, this project was selected as one of the nation’s 100 most important, receiving accolades for its design. Assumably the first in America built on visco-damper base isolators to protect it from earthquakes, along with steel as the major structural framework. Also used were precious materials like galvanized sheet-metal refrigeration panels and beautiful translucent Kalwall sheeting.

The 3-story home is a light-filled, private, artistic and creative space, just waiting for a new owner’s personal touches. The floor plan is easy to adapt to multiple uses, as creative space, as an office for an architect, tech startup, or production studio, etc. Located in the desirable and hip Sawtelle neighborhood, with many restaurant choices. It’s easy to get to the beach and many LA attractions.

The private yard includes a wooden deck and a teahouse, and the home is set back from the street. The 2-car garage has high ceilings and an industrial roll up door. There is a basement, other storage, and solar panels. The property also expanded land use concepts. Technically a condominium, Ming-Li Lowe created what is effectively 2 single family residences on a R-2 lot.

Property Documents

Listing Flyer - Download

Details

Property ID
30129
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
4
Property Size
3913 sf
Garage Size
2-car
Total Garages
1
Year Built
1990
Architect
David Ming-Li Lowe, Architect
PDF Flyr Avail
Yes

Contact Information

Christina Hildebrand
  • Christina Hildebrand
  • 310.275.2222 x122 310.890.3313
View Listings

Enquire About This Property

Address

  • Address 1955-1/2 Purdue Avenue
  • City Los Angeles
  • State/county CA
  • Zip/Postal Code 90025

Compare listings

Compare
Search
Christina Hildebrand
  • Christina Hildebrand