Architect Christopher Payne designed the house as his personal residence the house strikes a modern pose in a neighborhood of older homes. Concrete, steel and glass have been fused in a seamless connection of indoor and outdoor spaces taking advantage of the spectacular views of the downtown Los Angeles skyline. There is also a detached studio/gym on the downward sloping lot. It was one of the featured homes on the AIA/Los Angeles ‘Silver Lake Hills‘ Home Tour in 2004. The 3-bedroom, 4-bath home in 2174 sq.ft most recently (June 2014) sold for $1,530,000 and was described in the listing as “sophisticated, light-filled home is perfect for entertaining. Enter this contemporary masterpiece to the kitchen with newer, high end appliances. There is a formal dining room, upstairs living/family room, and all three bedrooms on the same level. The large master bedroom suite has a dedicated bath and a large sunken shower. The other two bedrooms share a large, newly tiled bathroom. The sun drenched house with high ceilings throughout has windows and light from every room, yet is completely private. There is ample storage-inc. pantry, coat closet, garage and a very large detached bonus live/work studio with 3/4 bath which could be a game room, guest quarters, artist studio, recording studio, the sky is the limit!”
The Christopher Payne House is located at 1716 Micheltorena Street in the Moreno Highlands of Silver Lake.