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 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... Keep reading →
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... Keep reading →
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... Keep reading →
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... Keep reading →
By Bianca Barragan This handsome midcentury modern residence sits on a hill near the Silver Lake Reservoir, and appears to have the stamp of approval of comedian Kristen Wiig—the owner of the house, Variety reports. Built in 1952 and designed by architect Albert Martin, the house holds three bedrooms, fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, and original features like hand-painted... Keep reading →