Since it’s renovation in 2001, the Sowden House has become a favored location for film and photo shoots due to its distinctive and dramatic design. The Sowden House has served, among others, as the set for Martin Scorsese’s Aviator, episodes of America’s Next Top Model and Ghost Hunters, and The XX’s music video for the song “I Dare You.”

If you are looking for a visually stunning, obscure location for your next film or photo shoot, the Sowden House may fit the ticket.

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Featuring a large formal dining room, a reading room, an expansive modern kitchen, and a secluded interior courtyard, the Sowden House is the perfect setting for corporate retreats, team building exercises, and other company events.

Whether you are looking for a unique venue for your company’s holiday party or a quiet place to discuss your next quarter’s goals, the Sowden House provides a comfortable and memorable environment suited to your needs.

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Dive into the mystique…

Make a statement at your next event by hosting it at the Sowden House. The house’s colorful history and extraordinary design will leave a lasting impression on your guests and make for a memorable evening.

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The Sowden House believes in using our unique property in order to help support non-profit and charity organizations from around the world. Featuring an expansive inner courtyard, a formal dining room, and breathtaking views of the Los Angeles cityscape, the Sowden House is the perfect venue for your next charity event.

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Check out some of the upcoming events at the Sowden House:


Kindred Spirits Care Farm Vegan Dinner, February 10, 2018 6pm

Join us for an evening at the Sowden House with live auction, live art and a vegan meal catered by Gourmel® to support Kindred Spirits Care Farm. Kindred Spirits Care Farm is a non-profit vegan farm animal sanctuary located on the grounds of a high school for at-risk kids in Reseda. This is a unique farm where the animals rule and the goal is to learn compassion, cooperation and connection to the earth, animals and each other. There is also 1/4 acre of organic gardens where the students learn to grow delicious food and learn the value and joy of plant based eating.

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The Dialectic of the Stars: Launching The Sowden House

5121 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90027 // Sunday, February 11 at 6pm // Due to the limited seating, this event is by registration only. Performed lecture by Fabien Danesi and video artwork by Ange Leccia Stars are not just produced by the Dream Factory. Nevertheless cinema still continues to condition our look and to influence strongly our mental and sensible representations. Ange Leccia’s video Star Dusts acts as a call from the street while Fabien Danesi proposes an introduction to this journey using the technique of détournement with images extracted from movies set in Los Angeles and others documents related to the American West Coast Culture set in the extraordinary heritage building.

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