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

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.


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