Built on a steep hillside in Silver Lake’s architecturally-significant Silver Ridge Avenue, the multilevel Sharlin House represents a significant departure from the architect’s typical single story home. Projecting trellises, shown here, contribute handsomely to the building’s overall design.Gregory Ain designed the house for the Sharlin family. Rose Scharlin was the moving force behind the very first cooperative nursery school in the City of Los Angeles c.1939, and the model upon which local schools patterned themselves. Beginning as the Echo Park Cooperative Nursery School, using the facilities of the Echo Park Playground, a number of its members decided to start a similar school for the Silver Lake area and broke away from the original group, taking with them as the new school�s director Mrs. Rose Scharlin in 1946. The new school began as the Lakeview Cooperative Nursery School at the present school site, which was then an abandoned tennis court. Rose Scharlin fostered the concept of parents and children growing and learning together within the group. When Rose Scharlin died in 1948, the name of the school was changed in her memory. In 1955 it merged with the old Echo Park School to become one again.Located at 2363 Silver Ridge Avenue in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles.
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Robert Cassiday’s design for Paul Rowe’s home/office shows the influence of the Moderne which reached its zenith in the late 20’s and early 30’s. A glass block entryway is complimented by a horizontal band of windows, providing light and privacy. The residence was recently the Los Angeles home of the British music company, Beggars Group representing labels 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade and XL, offering a destination spot for artists. The 1,800-square-foot house had been remodeled by Interior Designer Thomas Michna, a previous owner, who sold it in 2004. Beggars purchased the property in 2011 adding a patio and removing interior walls to create a more open space. As of September 2012 the entire outer skin including the windows is sheathed in a black and white mural depicting L.A. life.
The Paul Rowe Residence & Studio is located at 2035 Hyperion Avenue on the edge of Silver Lake and Los Feliz.
Architect Harwell Hamilton Harris designed the Hawk House in 1939; the house is only partially visible from the road. The architect designed the house in a familiar Japanese-influenced style with wood being the most evident material.
The Hawk House is located at 2421 Silver Ridge Avenue.
An interior view of the Hawk House, with its dramatic lake view.
R.M. Schindler’s (he disliked being called Rudolph) Schindler’s Silver Lake architectural accomplishments were many and varied. This complex, located at 3631 Carnation Avenue, demonstrates Schindler’s ability to tackle a difficult hillside project and make it a joyful living experience for each of the residents. Each of the units in the complex has its own private garden and roof terrace.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1908, Gregory Ain became fascinated with architecture when, at a young age he was introduced to the work of R.M. Schindler’s King Road House. His training at the University of Southern California in architecture came at a critical time. While studying the Beaux Arts architecture in fashion at the time, the power ot the new International Architecture was being felt throughout the land and was revolutionizing the study of architecture. These influences lead him to the offices of Richard Neutra where he served a successful apprenticeship. His early work was focused on finding housing solutions for middle and low-income families. This necessitated the use of low cost materials and methods. He was one of the first great California architects to give dignity and refinement to low cost housing. The Daniels House, located at 1856 Micheltorena Street is an excellent example of his work.
The Daniels House as seen from the garden.
An interior view of the Daniels House showing the unusual configuration of the ceiling. The interiors are bright and airy and take advantage of the spectacular views.