The Thomas House by famous graphic designer Alvin Lustig

Built in 1947, the Thomas House is said to be one of only two residential homes designed by renowned twentieth-century graphic designer Alvin Lustig.

Well-preserved and restored by recent owners, 2638 Ivan Hill Terrace sits up from the street on a 6,397 square-foot terraced lot located in the Ivanhoe School District of Silver Lake.

The living room and a dining space have a large sliding glass door.
Beside the living room, there is a small sitting space, and in the front, there is an outside view.
Dining room of the Thomas House with a sliding glass door

This midcentury gem holds three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. All 1,153 square feet of living space is anchored by simple lines and thoughtful details, making it a prime example of California modernism.

Lustig used an open floor plan to create an inviting connection between rooms and a seamless flow to various outdoor spaces through glass walls and intersecting Redwood trellises.

The kitchen with a wooden cabinet
The bed is in the middle of the room, and one side has a sliding glass door, and another side has a glass window
The workspace of the Thomas House has a wooden rack and a large glass window

Classic architectural details include wood floors, beautiful redwood built-ins, and tiles on the bathroom floor. “They used to exist in only one place: on the facade of the Beverly Carlton Hotel, which is now called The Avalon and which Lustig also designed,” said one of the former owners.

The entrance of the Thomas House has wooden beams, and in the corner, there is a sitting place.
Backyard dining space with a great view

There’s also 300 square feet of bonus space below the house with a separate entrance. Unknown and unpublished until recently, the home is a rare opportunity to acquire a historical work in one of LA’s most coveted neighborhoods.

Last sold in 2017 for $1.395 million. The home is now listed by Laura Marchetti & Rob Kallick for $1.475 million.

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