Posts tagged silver lake
Delightful Spanish in Silver Lake

I always say that if you can hit 80% of the items on your home-buying wish list, it’s probably worth making an offer. I think this new listing has a good chance of passing that test. Silver Lake? Check. Close to the reservoir? Check. (Practically within spitting distance). Updated? Check. Three bedrooms and two baths? Check. And finally…

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Streamline Moderne Duplex in Silver Lake

What’s better than finding a great income property in prime Silver Lake? How about finding one that’s designed in a curvy Streamline Moderne style and comes with a huge lot, which can be built upon. This new trust sale listing on Descanso Drive is just that.

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A Condo Classic: The Avenel Coop by Gregory Ain

The Avenel Cooperative Housing Project by Gregory Ain in Silver Lake is a 10-unit complex of modest sized homes that are as rich in character as they are in their history. Built in 1947, Ain employed innovative design ideas to provide maximum flexibility and openness of the living space – both indoors and out.

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Lovely Bones in Silver Lake

If you’ve heard the expression “it has great bones”, but weren’t really sure what that meant, look no further than this new listing in Silver Lake. This 6 BR / 4 BA Traditional has all the things going for it that will allow a buyer to transform it into a jaw-dropping stunner. Check out the photos and let the imagination of your inner designer run wild.

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A Shining Tudor in Silver Lake

Often the perceived quality of a remodeled home is associated with the degree to which the updated home maintains its original features and character. This is particularly true the older the home is. But what I’m a huge fan of is when a remodel simultaneously maintains the home's original character while seamlessly embracing contemporary elements. That’s precisely what this new listing on Waverly Drive in Silver Lake accomplishes in a big way.

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Fischer Residence by Eugene Weston III in Silver Lake

Do you admire mid-century design? Do you love expansive views? Do you crave privacy? Here’s a new listing in Silver Lake that I suspect will quickly get a lot of attention from fans of mid-century architecture. And Lord knows there is no shortage of those. The Fischer Residence by architect Eugene Weston III is a post-and-beam specimen whose features are simple, elegant, and classic.

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Austrian Spencer House by Raphael Soriano in Silver Lake

My architectural pick for this week is the Austrian Spencer House in Silver Lake by Raphael Soriano, one of the trailblazers of the Mid-Century modern movement that took root and blossomed here in Los Angeles. Built in 1937, this 2 BR / 2 BA gem is one of Soriano’s early works. In fact, Soriano’s very first commission, The Lipetz House, which is a just short walk away, was built only one year earlier.

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Within Walking Distance of Ivanhoe

Here is a sweet remodel in Silver Lake that is worth taking a look at in person. Small enough to call it charming, and yet has ample space for a family. And the location is ideal. Its hillside perch offers fantastic views, it’s within walking distance of the path around the reservoir, it’s a mere hop, skip and a jump from shopping, dining and entertainment, and it’s in the Ivanhoe school district! What more could you ask for?

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Silver Lake Cool With a Meadow View

Here’s a house that proves the word “cool” isn’t only associated with something that is huge or ultra expensive. And, being in Silver Lake, making it “hip” will be a no-brainer for whoever buys it. The curb appeal that this home has is fantastic. Even with its diminutive size, its streamlined profile is charged with an unmistakably 1950's modern style.

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Uncommonly Silver Lake

I love it when a home in this price range comes on the market in Silver Lake. I love it even more if the home strikes me as something worthy of blogging about.  While this home may not be designed by Schindler, Neutra, Lautner, or Ain, there is a uniqueness to the design and style of this home that captures the imagination, as well the creative spirit of Silver Lake. 

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The Collins House by William Kesling in Silver Lake

The Collins House by William Kesling, which just came on the market, is among a small collection of Streamline Moderne style homes designed by him that can be found at southeast end of Silver Lake. Though not formally trained, Kesling proved to be a very productive architect form 1934 to 1962 and had his office in Silver Lake. In fact, he probably walked to the Collins House from his office, which was located below it at 1639 Silver Lake Boulevard.

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Silver Lake Bijou

This modern remake of a modest 1921 Traditional in Silver Lake has all the features of a great starter home. With the tasteful and quality work that’s been done to this place, theres’ no need to move in with a tool-kit in tow. But with the fantastic views that it has, be sure to bring a camera for capturing the memories to be had on the patio and deck.

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1957 Time Capsule in Silver Lake

Attention all Mid-Century architecture and interior design fans: put this place on your open house tour plans - or call me to make an appointment to see it!. This 2BR / 1 BA Silver Lake home looks like it was put into storage in 1957 (the year it was built) and just opened up again for 21st inhabitants. Designed by USC architecture student Edward C. Malone for his friends Donald and Ruby Moreland, this meticulously restored post-and-beam home exhibits many of the hallmark "modern" elements of its era.

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