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Update: The votes are in! John Lautner’s Foster Carling house in the Hollywood Hills was crowned Best Home Of 2012. It received 19% of the votes (followed by The Skinner House, 920 N Foothill and the Hailey Residence all tied for second). My vote was for The Skinner House, but the Foster Carling House was [...]
The Collins House is one of only a handful of homes in Silver Lake built by Architect William Kesling.
The Skinner House, built by William Kesling in 1937, is an impeccably maintained example of Streamline Moderne architecture.
Designed by architect William Kesling in 1936 for Academy Award winning movie star Wallace Beery, this residence is considered a jewel of Streamline Moderne architecture, with striking horizontal lines, round edges, flat roof, and wing-like Pergola gates. A tiled fountain leads visitors to the hidden front door, opening to a dramatic living/dining room with ten-foot ceilings. Kesling’s steel frame windows provide the home with abundant light and frame views of the expansive, beautifully landscaped backyard.
The Adams House, designed by William Kesling in 1936, is a prime example of Streamline Moderne. Located on a quiet street in Silver Lake, this 1,397 square foot home features beautiful views, original fireplace, hardwood floors, and a terrace that opens up to a separate dining area.
Built in 1929, this Spanish style home was designed by William P. Kesling, one of R.M. Schindler’s draftsmen turned builder/architect. The charming 2,709 square foot home in Silver Lake features Art Deco influences and is located on a large lot with fantastic views of the Reservoir.