Jones House, Escher Gunewardena Architecture 2009
Crowning the top of one of Silver Lake's steepest streets, the Jones Residence is dramatic and appealing, very much in the spirit of John Lautner. It's not surprising, given the background of the architects. Frank Escher grew up in and studied Architecture at the ETH (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule) Zürich. He is the editor of the monograph 'John Lautner, Architect,” serves on the Board of Directors of the John Lautner Foundation, and has lectured extensively on Lautner’s work in the United States and abroad. Mr. Escher has served as president, and is currently on the advisory board, of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design.
Escher's partner, Ravi GuneWardena trained at California Poly Pomona and spent a year studying Art and Architectural History in Florence Italy. He currently serves on the Hollywood Public Art Advisory Panel for the CRA. Mr. Escher and Mr. GuneWardena have lectured on their work in various forums, including The Cooper Hewitt National Design Conference, The San Diego AIA, the 2006 Architectural League’s “Emerging Voices” series, (National Building Museum, Washington D.C., and The Urban Center, New York), at Cal Arts and at Cal Poly Pomona, where they have both maintained posts as visiting faculty. In the summer of 2009 Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena were invited by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa to serve on the Mayor’s Design Advisory Panel to the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission.
Located at 2327 Ewing Street in Silver Lake. The house is currently (April 2013) on the market and priced at $1,598,000