William Tom Residence, Hilltop Builders c.1962 00 William Tom Residence, Hilltop Builders c.1962

Mid-Century gem located in the highlands of Silver Lake, a neighborhood of Los Angeles with a high concentration of noteworthy homes of the period. The house at 1887 Lucile Avenue I would have thought had a distinguished architectural pedigree. A visit to the Records Department at the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety proved me wrong. No architect was listed on the original building permit; instead the house was built for a Mr. William Tom by Hilltop Builders, a contracting firm located at 9059 West Sunset Boulevard at an estimated cost of $20,000 in 1962.

The three bedroom, two bath house in 1590 sq. ft. is currently (October 2013) on the market listed for sale at a very reasonable $808,888. I expect it will be gone shortly with multiple offers, given the hoards of people that were at the Open House today.

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