Creative, edgy, and just plain cool, Silverlake is one of L.A.’s most desirable neighborhoods. Built around a city reservoir that was named for Water Board Commissioner Herman Silver (and not the actual color of the water), the diverse Eastside community is known for its lively dining, drinking, and music scene. Silverlake is also home to modern architectural gems from Richard Neutra (Silver Lake Boulevard and Neutra Place), John Lautner, and forward-thinking contemporary design from leading architects such as Barbara Bestor and Lorcan O’Herlihy. Highlights include the Silver Lake Walking Path (which circumvents the 2.25-mile reservoir), Silver Lake Meadow, the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, and a collection of municipal staircases that provide pedestrian access up and down its signature hills. If you want to get a feel for the local flavor, stop into Intelligentsia for an espresso or grab a couple of mashed potato tacos at Malo.
By Wendy Bowman Way back in the 1940s, a group of like-minded families pooled their resources, purchased a hillside parcel of land in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake, and set out to create a network of 10 modestly sized apartments centered around indoor-outdoor living. Funded by the Federal Housing Administration and designed by... Keep reading →
Whether it be a room with home office potential, a converted garage flex space, an inviting outdoor oasis or simply a cozy nook tucked away somewhere, buyers are looking for homes with that little bit of extra oomph to ensure functionality and comfort during these trying times. Virtually tour a home with all that and... Keep reading →
With the Holidays around the corner, are you looking for an escape? Look no further than our weekly roundup of virtual tours. An impeccable Mid-Century in the hills of Glendale, a designer renovation in chic Silver Lake, and even a modernized English Cottage are yours to enjoy. Happy touring! Glendale | Clair Philip Earl, AIA... Keep reading →
Virtually explore a distinguished Tudor Style home in hip Silver Lake. Then it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump away to a designer done, completely restored triplex in Los Feliz. Plus, there’s a stunning Palm Springs contemporary to explore in famed Movie Colony East. Silver Lake | 1939 Tudor Style 3214 Windsor Avenue | $2,250,000 This... Keep reading →
By Pauline O’Connor Architects love to live and build in Silver Lake — everybody from John Lautner and Richard Neutra in the ’30s and ’40s to, decades later, Michael Rotondi and Barbara Bestor, have designed homes for themselves in the neighborhood’s hills. More recently, Annie Ritz and Daniel Rabin, XTEN Architecture and Bestor alums who founded their own firm, And And And Studio,... Keep reading →