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 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 →
Congratulations to our Partner Michael Locke on his new book “Silver Lake Bohemia: A History”. In his book, Michael Locke and Vincent Brook chronicle the people and places that helped make Silver Lake the bohemian epicenter of Los Angeles. We are proud of his accomplishment!
By Jennifer Tzeses More than 1,000 buildings in Los Angeles are designated Historic-Cultural Monuments, marking a significant contribution to the history of the city. And now you could own one of them. Built by architect R. M. Schindler in 1925, the James Eads Howe House has a garden by Richard Neutra, making it a rare collaboration of... Keep reading →
By Bianca Barragan This 1959 house in the Hollywood Hills was designed by noted midcentury architect Ed Fickett, but it also has a celebrity connection. The house was the LA home of actress Ava Gardner beginning in the 1960s. Listing agent Kate Blackwood tells Curbed that Gardner’s ownership of the house was confirmed by the... Keep reading →
By Philip Ferrato Where: 2422 Silver Ridge Avenue, Silver Lake Asking: $2,500,000 What: One of Los Angeles’ most important surviving Modernist houses, Rudolf Schindler built this powerful composition of interlocking spaces for railroad heir James Eads How in 1925. Created from redwood beams, poured concrete, stucco and delicate window frames with mitered glass corners, the... Keep reading →