In Silver Lake, rent a landmark guesthouse designed by Schindler for $3,450/month

By Bianca Barragan

On a sloping lot off Glendale Boulevard, this 1935 guest house designed by noted Modernist Rudolph Schindler is a compact example of early modern architecture in Silver Lake. That’s according to an application filed for the property’s Historic-Cultural Landmark status, which it won in 2012.

With one bedroom and one bathroom spread out across 700 square feet, the compact dwelling, called the McAlmon guesthouse, has large, well-placed windows, a full kitchen, and a small, original brick fireplace. It has undergone “a respectful renovation by the current owner includes a complete historic recreation of its bathroom,” the listing copy says.

It has its own terrace and outdoor space, as well as a one-car garage and a driveway.

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It was built at the same time as the main house, with the idea being that the separate unit could be rented out “to offset the original owner’s mortgage,” says the landmark application.

 The original owner was bohemian, feminist, and activist Victoria McAlmon, who was said to host cultural luminaries, including Eleanor Roosevelt and Diego Rivera, when they were in town.
All this architectural history does not come cheap. Rent for the guest house is $3,450 a month.
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