Rowan Residence, Franklin Canyon Park California

Rowan Residence For Sale, Californian Luxury Home, Robert Skinner, CA Real Estate, US House Photos

Rowan Residence near Franklin Canyon Park, California

August 19, 2021

Robert Skinner’s 1961 ‘Rowan Residence’ Restored, Updated and on the Market for $10M!

Location: California, USA

Design: Robert Skinner Architect

Rowan Residence Franklin Canyon Park California

Rowan Residence, Franklin Canyon Park


Robert Skinner was one of Los Angeles’ most renowned mid-century modern architects. A 1954 graduate of USC’s prestigious School of Architecture, Skinner’s homes made significant contributions to the style of L.A.’s Trousdale Estates, Coldwater Canyon and Beverly Hills. His most famous design, Rowan Residence, was built for the Rowan family in 1961 and appeared in the Taschen book Julius Schulman: Modernism Rediscovered, considered one of the foremost visual resources on the California Modern Movement. Mr. Skinner died in 2008.

Rowan Residence California

Current owner Greg Cavic, a talent agent at United Talent Artists whose clients include Ed Helms, H. Jon Benjamin and Zach Galifinakis, purchased the Hidden Valley Estates home in 2012 and hired architect John Bertram to undertake a meticulous restoration that honors the original design, maintaining the spirit of the 1960s while updating the mansion for the current century with all new fixtures and state-of-the-art appliances. He has now listed it for sale at $10 million with agent Tori Barnao of Compass.

Rowan Residence California

The single-story, split-level, 4,600-square-foot home sits on nearly half an acre of grounds designed by Elysian Landscapes. A patio with an outdoor wet bar, pool, BBQ and firepit are surrounded by mature trees and beautiful gardens with native plants for the ultimate in privacy and peace. Glass walls throughout allow seamless indoor/outdoor living and entertaining in a serene and elegant space.

Rowan Residence Franklin Canyon Park California

Inside, Douglas Fir custom cabinetry, Terrazzo floors and Redwood accents provide a classic California atmosphere of warmth and beauty. A huge skylight in the courtyard entryway and another in the kitchen bathe the house in natural light. Fit for a chef, the kitchen includes the latest in top-of-the-line appliances, marble countertops, an island and a breakfast nook.

Rowan Residence Franklin Canyon Park California

The spacious living areas include a fireplace and museum-quality LSI lighting and a step-down family room lined with bookcases and a unique hideaway cabinet for a flat-screen TV. A sprawling open floor plan connects the common areas, while the personal spaces are carefully delineated.

Rowan Residence California

Rowan Residence California

The primary bedroom has its own fireplace, floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading to a patio, an attached office, and redwood tongue-and-groove siding. The master bath is equally elegant with dual sinks, deep tub and separate shower lined with stylish matching tile. With four more bedrooms and five additional bathrooms, the “Rowan Residence” offers a unique opportunity to live in an architectural work of art in one of LA’s most sought-after neighborhoods.

Rowan Residence California

Hidden Valley Estates is a gated community located in the famous Beverly Hills 90210 zip code. With a 24/7 gate guard, the neighborhood has long been a sanctuary for A-list celebrities, including Adele, Katy Perry, Nicole Kidman, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lawrence.

Rowan Residence Franklin Canyon Park California

The Rowan Residence is only a five-minute walk from Franklin Canyon Park and within easy access of Coldwater Canyon Park, the Mulholland Tennis Club, and the Los Angeles Country Club.

Rowan Residence Franklin Canyon Park California

The listing is held by Tori Barnao, Gersh Gershunoff and Aaron Kirman of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass

Rowan Residence Franklin Canyon Park California


Photography: Juwan Li and Adrian Anz

Rowan Residence for sale, California images / information received 190821

Location: Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA

California Luxury Property

Luxury California Houses

Oak Pass House
Architects: Walker Workshop
Oak Pass House
photograph : Joe Fletcher
Oak Pass House in Beverly Hills

Luxury House in Beverly Hills
Design: Whipple Russell Architects
Luxury House in Beverly Hills
photographers : William MacCollum, Art Gray Photography
House in Beverly Hills

Trousdale Residence in Beverly Hills

Benedict Canyon Residence in Beverly Hills

Mirror House in Beverly Hills

Summit House in Beverly Hills

New Californian Houses

New Californian Homes

Los Angeles Houses

Orum Residence, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California, USA
Design: SPF:architects
Orum Residence in Bel-Air LA
photo © Matthew Momberger
New Residence in Bel-Air

Los Altos Hills II House, CA
Design: Feldman Architecture
Los Altos Hills ii House
photograph : John Linden
Los Altos Hills Residence in California

Californian Architects

American Architect

American Houses

Comments / photos for the Rowan Residence, California page welcome