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In 2007, the current owners hired architect Thomas Michna to assist in creating a cohesiveness between the original 1956 home and the 1973 addition. They were paid the ultimate compliment by Barton Choy who said, �My father would have loved it.�
The Kawaguchi House is located at in the Primrose Hill section.
The house is currently (April 2015) on the market listed for sale for $1,649,000. Located at 2416 West Silver Lake Drive.
Escher’s partner, Ravi GuneWardena trained at California Poly Pomona and spent a year studying Art and Architectural History in Florence Italy. He currently serves on the Hollywood Public Art Advisory Panel for the CRA. Mr. Escher and Mr. GuneWardena have lectured on their work in various forums, including The Cooper Hewitt National Design Conference, The San Diego AIA, the 2006 Architectural League�s �Emerging Voices� series, (National Building Museum, Washington D.C., and The Urban Center, New York), at Cal Arts and at Cal Poly Pomona, where they have both maintained posts as visiting faculty. In the summer of 2009 Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena were invited by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa to serve on the Mayor�s Design Advisory Panel to the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission.
Located at 2327 Baxter Street.
Architect Bob Teubner’s design for a sustainable green home for Realtor John Seffker is about 60% complete; the architect invited me for a preview on September 14, 2010. It’s an entirely exposed modular structure with absolutely no drywall. It the first residential project for the architect in Silver Lake; his reputation was built in high rise design. Located at 2117 Apex Avenue. More details as soon as they become available.
The John Seffker Residence is located at 2117 Apex Avenue.
The architect, who passed away in 2002 aged 94, was friends with other non-conformists of the period, including architectural photographer Julius Schulman, landscape designer Garrett Eckbo, and fellow ‘radical’ architect Gregory Ain. He was a card-carrying Communist whose political activism made him a target of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Shulman photographed the Jenkyns House for his friend, but never allowed them to be published, citing privacy issues. The house is located at 1973 Redesdale Avenue.
In the How House, Schindler has addressed the challenges of a steep hillside lot in Silver Lake with the needs of his client, physician James Eads How, and has created a remarkable composition. Rather than the typical arrangement of placing the house squarely in line with the curb, Schindler has it placed on a diagonal. The ingenious interplay of glass and redwood provides a sense of transparency while affording privacy that harmonizes with the setting.
The How House is located at 2422 Silver Ridge Avenue in Silver Lake. It has undergone extensive renovation since purchased in late 2003. The property hit the market in September 2008 for almost $5 million. Owner Michael LaFetra redduced the price in June, and then the house went off the market last September. It , came back on the market in November 2009 priced at $2.795 million; as of May 2010 it was listed for sale for $2.495 million. Motion picture executive Brad Kembel and his partner Jimmy Ferrareze purchased the landmark in May 2012 for $1.3 million.
For more information about the architect, the book ‘R.M.Schindler’ by James Steele is highly recommended.
Edward Fickett graduated from the University of Southern California in 1937, after which he continued his education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning graduate degrees in three disciplines: city planning, architecture and engineering. After serving with the U.S. Naval Construction Batallion (Seabees) during WWII, he returned home to Los Angeles with the mission of ‘building a home for every returning g.i.’Although he built homes for the rich and famous (his list of clients included Jack Benny, Charlie Chaplin, Dick Clark, Joan Crawford, Irene Dunne, Jimmy Durante, Groucho Marks and former L.A. Rams owner Georgia Frontiere), his great contribution was making modern home design accessible and affordable for a larger population.
The Jacobson Residence, located at 2313 Moreno Drive in Silver Lake is an excellent example of his work. It has been lovingly restored by its current owner, artist Michael Giaimo. The house is situated on a street-to-street lot, with the house set at an oblique angle across the lot, to take advantage of the magnificent city lights view to the southwest. Giamimo, the artist-in-residence, has taken Fickett’s design and brought it to the 21st Century while retaining a 1950’s ambiance. An exquisite collection of mid-century furnishings and Michael’s art bring drama and perfectly compliment the architecture.
Patrons of the Committee to Save Silver Lake’s Reservoirs (CSSLR) ‘Silver Lake Modernism- Then & Now’ will get a rare opportunity to see this exquisite home as part of the tour coming up on September 30, 2006.
One of the most striking and unusual homes in Silver Lake, Architect David Hyun designed his palace-by-the-lake for his personal residence in 1993. The style is reminiscent of the Japanese Village Plaza, David Hyun’s pioneering work that propelled Little Tokyo from an urban slum into a chic inner city success story.
Born in Korea, David is the son of the late, great Rev. Soon Hyun, Korean Patriot. Rev. Hyun was a college student in Korea at a time when Korea was under the dominion of Imperial Japan. In his American history studies, he idealized America in its struggle to gain independence from the British. Rev. Hyun rejected colonialism, adopted Western ideas and converted to Christianity. Within time, he became pastor of the largest Protestant church in Korea. As Sunday School Superintendent for his denomination, he traveled extensively throughout Korea, preaching Christianity and its revolutionary ideas. He encouraged Koreans to reject the serfdom imposed by their Japanese overlords and to seek a new life of freedom. He encouraged his people to adopt Korea’s Declaration of Independence on March 1, 1919, leading to demonstrations throughout Korea in the world’s first non-violent pacifist revolution.
Rev. Hyun continued to lead his people by founding the Republic of Korea, adopting a national constitution and electing a parliament for the provisional government. David Hyun, Soon Hyun’s youngest son, keeps his memory alive with a vast collection of his memoirs and papers in a wing of this large magnificent home overlooking Silver Lake. It is a great story and one that may never be told.
The David Hyun Residence is located at 1954 Redesdale Avenue in Silver Lake. The home showcases a magnificent art collection, memorabilia from ancient Korea incredible views from three levels, over 4,000 sq. feet of living space, and is a treat to visit.
The Cathedral is located at 650 Micheltorena Street.