Bauhaus Minimalism in Downtown Los Angeles

$ 1,985,000
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MLS #TheMLS Claw 19-434626
Contact nameMike Chapman
Contact phone323-459-6939
Year built1940
StatusMove-in Ready
Home area1,491 sqft
Lot Area0.5 acres


The historical Lukens House, one of Los Angeles’s premier international style homes, was masterfully designed in 1940 by minimalist southern California architect Raphael Soriano for notable ceramicist Glen Lukens, one of the founders of the acclaimed Arts and Architecture magazine. The home features classic Bauhaus design elements including a flat roof, large overhung eaves and ribbon band steel frame windows. This gorgeous three bedroom, two bath home is located in resurging Historic Jefferson Park and nestled in the original garden of West Adams’s Lyndsay Mansion. The mansion’s 1908 restored glass greenhouse has been repurposed as a dazzling dining pavilion, enhancing the lushly restored flowering garden. Designated as a Los Angeles Cultural Monument in 2007, this distinguished home has received numerous California preservation awards from several organizations including the Los Angeles Conservancy, California Preservation Foundation and Los Angeles Business Council. Enhancing the grounds is an expansive private parking area for vehicles, event set up, caterers or film trucks, the iconic Lukens House has hosted weddings, charity events, performance events, architecture tours and private parties. Embrace the opportunity of owning this clean lined and pristine California modern architectural gem, an inspiring preservation of Los Angeles history.


Additional Buildings / Amenities

  • Barn/Stable
  • Carriage House
  • Dock/Pier
  • Finished Basement
  • Gazebo
  • Greenhouse
  • Guest Cottage