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Real Estate & Architecture in Los Angeles

Silver Lake real estate attracts buyers with its beautiful natural setting, indie vibe, and historic mid-century modern homes for sale. A hilly terrain surrounding a broad water reservoir offers picturesque views, and the central location of Silver Lake’s real estate provides convenient access to downtown and east LA (for details, read our Silver Lake, CA neighborhood guide).

LA’s Small-Lot Developments Continue To Grow

From Echo Park to Venice and beyond, under-utilized lots are being transformed under LA’s Small Lot Ordinance into communities of single family residences. The Small-Lot Ordinance, adopted in 2005, changed the Municipal Code to allow for zoning of multiple single family residences on parcels of land traditionally used for apartment and condominium construction. The benefit … Continued

2116 Moreno Drive in Silver Lake


Joe Sing C E – Peterson Residence 1964, first offering, well crafted and maintained custom built residence.

What’s With The Rowena Reservoir?

The Rowena Reservoir sits just north of the Silver Lake Reservoir in Silver Lake. As you can see by the above picture, the landscaping is beautiful – overflowing with palm trees, wide paths for walking, waterfalls, and gorgeous plants. Sitting behind a fence, the reservoir (or “fantasy island” as local residents refer to it as) … Continued

Coming Soon: New Listings From SIMO Design

I have long been a fan of SIMO Design. Their work around Los Feliz, Silver Lake and the Hollywood Hills stands out for their attention to detail, high end finishes, smart floor plans, and overall high quality. So I am excited to be able to give my readers a sneak peek at some upcoming listings … Continued

1937 Cedar Lodge Terrace in Silver Lake


I am very excited to announce my newest listing: a stunning 1963 Silver Lake modernist compound! All the highly desirable elements of modern living are here in this mid-century post & beam: open floor plan perfect for entertaining, an abundance of light from walls of windows, and giant sliding glass doors that open to a private pool to create the ultimate indoor/outdoor living experience.

Schindler’s How House


The How House, built by R.M. Schindler for James Eads How in 1925, received lots of buzz when it first hit the market in September of 2008. The home was originally listed for $4.995 and underwent a number of price reductions. Now it is back on the market for an even further reduced price. The … Continued

3314 Descanso Drive in Silver Lake


Unique hillside lot in the heart of Silver Lake with APPROVED building permit for a 3,050sf modern house and 600sf ADU.

Schindler’s McAlmon House

My first stop on this year’s MAK Center Architecture tour of Silver Lake and Los Feliz modernism was Schindler’s McAlmon House up in the Silver Lake hills. This residential unit is actually in two parts and the one we got to see was in the back. The house showcases Schindler’s “space architecture” technique with differing … Continued

2212 Brier Avenue In Silver Lake

I saw this charming Silver Lake home today during the brokers’ open. The 1,514 square foot traditional home was built in 1924 and is sited on a private, manicured yard with mature trees, a flagstone walkway, and a wonderful wraparound deck with views of the mountains, the Hollywood Sign, and the Griffith Park Observatory.

2351 Hidalgo Avenue in Silver Lake


Finding an untouched and unspoiled mid-century post and beam in Silver Lake for under $1 million is no easy task, but good news! Here is a great one just listed on super cool Hidalgo Avenue. This wood and glass architectural time capsule is on the market for the first time in over 50 years.