The McAlmon Residence is located at 2717-2721 Waverly Drive.
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Here we see the Music Room from the exterior. Note the Streamline Moderne detail of the iron pipe railing following the curve of the structure. The Music Room was the focal point of the house, and commanded a view of Silver Lake reservoir and the San Gabriel Mountains in the distance.
Lipetz House, 1843 N. Dillon Street, Raphael Soriano, Architect 1936
The Lipetz House is located at 1843 N. Dillon Street. In April 2007, it was undergoing substantial renovation.
The Collins House is located at 1709 Silverwood Terrace.
To learn more about the remarkable architecture and personality of William Kesling, there is a very fine book published by Balcony Press entitled: ‘Kesling’s Modern Structures: Popularizing Modern Design in Southern California 1934-1962’, by Patrick Pascal, with photographs by Julius Shulman and David Sadofsky.
Update: The house recently (November 2012) came on the market offered for sale at $1,199,000. Described in the listing as ‘one of only a handful of Silver Lake houses by William Kesling, the Collins House, expresses the Streamline Moderne form, symbolizing the machine age optimism of the 1930’s. The rounded geometries of the facade continue in the horizontal bands of windows, in the curved interior magnesite staircase, and even in the curve of the exterior handrail approach, all classic elements of the style. The dramatic views of the Silver Lake Reservoir and the mountains beyond are visible through the light filled main living spaces as well as Kesling’s four vertical floor-to-ceiling windows in the master bedroom. The den could easily be converted to a third bedroom. The house was expanded to include a 3rd-story office, also designed to maximize the picturesque views of Silver Lake.’