Mrs. Nelda Sands was instrumental in the design and building of the landmark Storybook style house, down to burning the edges off the original roof shingles to make them look old. The house was not originally built as a triplex but as a single family home. The detached ‘apartment’ was added over the garage to house a son and new wife for a few years. Silver Lake News reader Yvonne Miller writes, ‘My Grandfather, Dr. Richard Sands was a medical doctor of note at the time. My Grandmother was an artist and enjoyed designing and building houses when she wasn’t painting. Her first house was a simple bungalow just up the street but of no particular note’.
The Dr. Sands Residence is located at 1886 North Silver Lake Blvd.