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.
Please join us in celebrating the launch of deasy/penner Silver Lake with an art exhibition, drinks, hors d’oeuvres and live DJ. The art exhibition will feature exclusive pieces by 4 local Los Angeles artists with all proceeds benefitting Silver Lake area public schools. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or our FaceBook events page.
Today, we take a peek at the VDL Research house built by Viennese-American architect Richard Neutra and his son Dion Neutra. Located on Silverlake Boulevard, across from the Silver Lake Reservoir and Meadow, the house was Neutra’s family home and studio for nearly three decades. The house is currently owned by Cal Poly Pomona and... Keep reading →
By Pauline O’Connor According to author Charles Fleming’s helpful and informative guidebook Secret Stairs, the hills of Silver Lake are laced with approximately 60 public staircases, dating back to the 1920s-40s, when LA was “well-served by trolleys, streetcars, buses, and light-rail systems.” Accordingly, many homes that were built along staircase streets lack driveways and/or garages,... Keep reading →
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... Keep reading →