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 Pauline O’Connor This apple-green Craftsman cottage in the hills of Echo Park may be over a century old, but it looks to have plenty of life left in it yet. Along with such original character details as hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, wainscoting, and glass doors, the light and bright two-bedroom, one-bath bungalow features an enclosed sun... Keep reading →
By Elijah Chiland Up in the hills east of the Silver Lake Reservoir is this Spanish-style home built in 1929. Perched above the street, it sits on a 5,898-square-foot lot with a lovely front garden and a lush backyard. Inside, the house has two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms, with 1,648 square feet of total... Keep reading →
By Bianca Barragan A few blocks away from Sunset Junction, this 1911 Craftsman in Silver Lake is an easy walk to the shops and eateries on that chunk of Sunset Boulevard. The turn-of-the-century residence has its original coffered ceilings and a host of desirable touches, including white oak hardwood floors and a beautiful open kitchen with a... Keep reading →
By Pauline O’Connor In his guidebook Secret Stairs, author Charles Fleming notes that Silver Lake’s Loma Vista stairway “might be the most delightful in the city.” And that’s where you’ll find this charming one-bedroom cabin, now up for grabs for the first time in a decade. Built in 1915, the shingled cottage was one of three on... Keep reading →
Founding principals of leeMundwiler Architects, Cara Lee and Stephan Mundwiler will discuss client-architect collaboration at Cantilever House, followed by a Q&A with attendees. Beverages and light refreshments will be served. Hosts: Brian Linder & William Baker | 310-592-5417 When: Sunday, November 12 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Click here to RSVP