Stop number two on the MAK Center tour was Harwell Hamilton Harris’ Alexander house at 2265 Micheltorena in Silver Lake. This house had a lot of charm. Harris was an apprentice to Richard Neutra in the 1920s and this house incorporates the regional and historical influences of Neutra’s International Style. The house is small, but it feels spacious. The ceilings are low and the furniture is low to the ground, but it feels very comfortable. The owner also had two of the most amazing cats I had ever seen – they looked like leopards.
But back to the house – I loved the wall of windows in the living room looking out over Silver Lake:
Canyon view from the trio of windows in the kitchen:
Fir wood walls and floor-ceiling-windows in the living room:
View from the upstairs balcony:
The 1,700 square foot house was restored in 1992 following its sale by the Alexander family.
Alexander House (Harwell Hamilton Harris, 1940-41)
2265 Micheltorena Street
Los Angeles, CA