Echo Park is not as known for its architectural homes as it’s Silver Lake neighbor, but occasionally something truly noteworthy pops up – like this John Lautner which just hit the market for the first time in 65 years. This private retreat needs substantial work but is a very rare opportunity to own a piece of history in a serene and spectacular Echo Park setting.
Wrapped in red cedar and located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on a 5,737 square foot lot, this 1,833 square foot home incorporates a carport, with an additional parking pad just off the street.
The living room boasts a wood burning fireplace, built-in architectural shelving and an infinity ceiling which leads the eye outside to views of the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Observatory.
Bathed in light, concrete floors run throughout the dining area, steps from the living room, with the built-in bookshelves wrapping around the corner to provide space for display and storage in this room as well.
Lautner’s use of redwood is prominent inside the home as well.
The galley style kitchen features a pass through window to the dining room, and it’s western exposure let’s in plentiful light throughout.
The two original spaciously sized bedrooms have angled clerestory windows, plentiful redwood closets, and walls of windows. In 1966 an additional bedroom was built, this room incorporates high ceilings and a full wall of sliding glass doors.
Multiple terraces outside are perfect for entertaining, taking in the views of the western sunsets and relaxing with the cool breezes off of the canyon below. The price may seem high for the amount of work done, but for the right buyer it will be worth it.
An additional lot adjacent to the property is for sale as well. This 10,000 square foot lot would be great for building a guest house or artist’s studio.
Listing courtesy of Steven Gutierrez-Kovner, JohnHart Real Estate