David Ming-Li Lowe, Architect

Machine of Habitation

Notable Sale Sold Sold

David Ming-Li Lowe, Architect

Machine of Habitation


Built as homage to Pierre Chareau’s ‘La Maison de Verre,’ this industrial exoskeleton of steel, corrugated and translucent walls yields to an interior of warm materials and rich finishes. A luminous loft of 3 levels: First floor of double-height living, dining, kitchen/pantry and covered lanai with overhead heating system for evening entertaining. Mid-floor of media room/den and master suite, and third level of office, bath and 2 guest bedrooms. Also includes a powder room, 2-car garage, elevator, temperature-controlled wine cellar, and extensive wood and granite built-ins. Architecture exposed to touch.


  • Property ID: 239
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Garage: 2
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Property Status: Notable Sale, Sold
  • Architect: David Ming-Li Lowe, Architect
  • Prop-State: CA

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  • Address 1955 Purdue Ave
  • City Los Angeles
  • State/county CA
  • Country United States

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