A Thoughtfully Updated Hillside Home in L.A. Lists For $5.12M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo

Built by midcentury architect Albert P. Martin, this historic home comes with killer views of the Silver Lake Reservoir, not to mention an incredible 17,262-square-foot lot.

Known as The Martin Residence, acclaimed architect Albert P. Martin originally designed this three-bedroom, three-bath home for his own family in 1952. The 3,515-square-foot home is remarkable for its refined midcentury style mixed with state-of-the-art updates, thanks to an extensive renovation completed by Los Angeles firm The Archers in 2017.

The architects preserved the home’s historic floor plan, along with various other original elements, such as the concrete fireplace and painted tiles designed by the Martin.

While particular attention was paid to the architectural material palette of the residence, the team thoughtfully integrated 21st-century additions, including a new entertainment room, as well as a separate, multi-purpose living space. An expansive guest property, studio, and sauna were also added to the site.

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Kristen Wiig’s $5.1 Million Silverlake Home Is a Midcentury Modern Dream

By Christie Calucchia

Kristen Wiig’s Silverlake, California home is an architecture enthusiast’s dream. Designed by Albert P. Martin in the 1950s, the home—more accurately described as a tree house—sits perched atop the hills and among lush greenery on a sloped piece of land. Despite its stunningly modern architectural details and sweeping views, Wiig recently listed the estate for $5.125 million, Variety reports.

The interiors simply ooze midcentury modern elements, from the light wood-panel ceilings and floors to its sharp lines and furniture of the era. After undergoing extensive restorations, not only does the California-cool property boast its original three-bedroom, three-bath layout, but now also features an additional deck, pool, and guest house spanning roughly 1000 square feet. The renovated addition includes its own bedroom, bathroom, and living room that leads directly outside.

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Restored modernist bolthole by Albert Martin lists for $5.1m in LA

By Jamie Robinson

A 1952 Albert Martin home that’s rumored to belong to comedian Kristen Wiig has hit the market in Los Angeles’ Silverlake following a top-to-toe refurb by Taalman Architecture.

The three-bedroom midcentury property is on the market for $5.1M, and has been completely restored by the practice and multi-disciplinary LA design studio The Archers.

They have retained the 3,515 sq ft Los Angeles property’s original floor plan and polished its existing modernist features, including stone fireplace, cedar walls, painted tiles and floor-to-ceiling glass windows which peek out towards the reservoir.

The Martin residence has also been expanded by the Bridesmaids writer and star. Wiig has added a screening room to the hillside pad, a new pool house and ‘multi-purpose space’ with studio and sauna, and an ‘expansive guest property’ for visitors.

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An Updated Palm Springs Estate Lists For $2.4M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo

Originally built in 1940, the 3,260-square-foot home has undergone a complete redesign, reimagining the property as a midcentury-inspired, contemporary estate. The renovation of the four-bedroom, five-bath residence also included the addition of an entirely new wing.

Highlights of the home include an open indoor/outdoor floor-plan, a vaulted tongue-and-groove ceiling in the great room, expansive glazing, and gorgeous desert landscaping across the 16,000-square-foot lot.

The iconic home also comes with a bit of local history, as it was previously owned by Florian Boyd, the former Mayor of Palm Springs from 1953 to 1957. Now, this lovely desert oasis is on the market for $2,395,000.

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Kristin Wiig’s stylish Silver Lake home lists for sale at $5.125 million

By Jack Flemming

It’s a wrap in Silver Lake, where Kristin Wiig is offering up her revamped Midcentury Modern-style home for $5.125 million.

The actress has been busy in and around the Eastside of Los Angeles as of late. Last year, she sold her Los Feliz estate for $2 million and picked up a Case Study House in Pasadena for around $3 million.

The Silver Lake hillside perch, named the Martin Residence for its architect, Albert P. Martin, maintains its Midcentury aesthetic and original floor plan. An open-concept great room anchors the 3,515-square-foot interior and boasts restored sconces, oyster-colored cement tile floors and a concrete-block fireplace. Rich western red cedar paneling lines the ceiling.

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