Posts in category Silver Lake Architecture
The Yates Studio is located at 1735 Micheltorena Street in the Moreno Highlands of Silver Lake.
Architect Dana Taylor design c.1992; his girlfriend, Kareme Roseme collaborated on the design. Apparently the couple had a parting of the ways; the current owners purchased the home from Roseme as the project was being completed. The ‘X’ house refers to the tension cables that form a two-story ‘x’ on the windows of the front facade. Located at 2262 Panorama Terrace.
Dramatic evening view from the pool.
Interior View, bathed in light and shadow.
Exterior View (rear). This photo demonstrates Kesling’s use of custom, horizontal casement windows, constructed in bands, a classic detail of the Streamline Moderne Style.
Mid-Century gem located in the highlands of Silver Lake, a neighborhood of Los Angeles with a high concentration of noteworthy homes of the period. The house at 1887 Lucile Avenue I would have thought had a distinguished architectural pedigree. A visit to the Records Department at the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety proved me wrong. No architect was listed on the original building permit; instead the house was built for a Mr. William Tom by Hilltop Builders, a contracting firm located at 9059 West Sunset Boulevard at an estimated cost of $20,000 in 1962.
The three bedroom, two bath house in 1590 sq. ft. is currently (October 2013) on the market listed for sale at a very reasonable $808,888. I expect it will be gone shortly with multiple offers, given the hoards of people that were at the Open House today.
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Originally a duplex, Schindler’s design evolved into a single family home to fit the owner’s changing circumstances. Sleeping quarters, a studio and library were added above the garage. The overall design reflects Schindler’s late de Stijl influence.
Located at 1805 Maltman Avenue, the home was most recently <i>(Novermber 2009)</i> listed for sale for.$1,095,000. Please do not use this image in any media without my permission. © All rights reserved.
Originally a duplex, Schindler’s design evolved into a single family home to fit the owner’s changing circumstances. Sleeping quarters, a studio and library were added above the garage. The overall design reflects Schindler’s late de Stijl influence.Located at 1805 Maltman Avenue, the home is currently on the market for $1,095,000 (November 8, 2009).
Modernist interpretation designed by Architect Roger Sherman, with landscape design by Russ Cletta. The house is currently (October 2011) on the market and listed for sale for $1,650,00.
This project illustrates how a multi-storey, ‘urban house’-type can be linked to its landscape setting in the spirit of the single-story mid-century houses that its owners sought to emulate. The 4-storey, 2-bedroom home is the result of a complete stem-to-stern remodel of an existing 2,500 sf residence, with the aim of opening up access to the exterior, and making it better suited to the unique living arrangements of its owners: the lowest level as a garage; the next as an office with its own entrance; a third as bedroom suite for an adult child; and the top level as a one-bedroom residence for the owners themselves. Access to each separate level is gained from the exterior, through a set of landscapes which climb up along the house on both front and back. Both culminate in a pool/garden at the top level, opened onto by the main living/dining area by means of a telescoping set of glass doors. This facilitates the easy flow of guests between inside and out, as well as natural ventilation, seldom necessitating the use of air conditioning despite the project�s location.
The house is located at 1937 Cedar Lodge Terrace in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The Villa was dedicated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monumnet in 2010 No. 971), located at 2508 Mayberry Street in the Mayberry Heights neighborhood of Silver Lake.
The dramatic parlor/living room of the Villa Palombo-Togneri, complete with hand-painted walls and ceilings and art deco chandelier and wall sconces recalls the glamour of old Hollywood. Declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, January 27, 2010 (No. 971).
Architectural Historian Helene Demeestere www.HistoricallyCorrect.com contributed generously to the information provided above.
The experimental home where the Neutra family lived in Silver Lake, known as the Van der Leeuw Research House (VDL) in honor of Neutra’s patron, the young Dutch industrialist, Kees van der Leeuw. In the early 1930s, this home was the workshop for such distinguished architects as Gregory Ain, H.H. Harris, and Raphael Soriano all of whom served their architectural apprenticeship under the watchful eye of Richard Neutra.The original house, built in the pure International Style, was partially destroyed by fire in 1963, The present structure was rebuilt by Richard’s son, Dion Neutra on the original footprint. The house was willed by Dionne Niedermann Neutra, to the College of Environmental Design, California State Polytechnic University at Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona), which is charged with its restoration and maintenance, as well as a research center.The VDL Research House is located at 2300 Silver Lake Blvd. in Silver Lake. It was declared an Historic-Cultural Monument in the City of Los Angeles in 1997. (No. 640). To arrange a tour of the Center, call the University at (909) 869-2667.
Situated next door to and a built a year before Kesling’s Skinner House. The two houses create a beautiful composition. I passed by there recently after a several days of rain; water had collected in a reflecting pool in the street immediately in front, creating a mirror image.
The Vanderpool House is located at 1536 Easterly Terrace.
Detailed View of the Exterior Front.