Artist Pauline Annon lived in one of the most remarkable homes in Silver Lake. When it hit the market for the first time in almost 50 years, it was a serious fixer. The only buyer who stepped up for the challenge was a developer. And you won’t believe what he’s done with the place.
Located within the coveted Ivanhoe Elementary School district, this circa 1937 Colonial Revival, sited on a hillside lot, hit the market in 2015.
Stunning period details like a rarely seen brick facade, original steel casement windows, and a beautifully detailed iron balustrade leading to the second floor couldn’t distract you from the sloping floors and the need for several core upgrades.
But heavy fixers are part and parcel of a developer. So, over more than a year, this magnificent Silver Lake residence was carefully renovated to highlight its unique architectural qualities.
Now Annon’s artistic sensibility lingers in the easy flow of spacious, light-filled rooms, each imbued with creative inspiration and a wonderful sense of tranquility. Every window, deck, and balcony captures views spanning from the Hollywood Sign to the San Gabriel Mountains.
The living room and formal dining connect to a fully remodeled kitchen. At the same time, the upstairs houses a suite of three bedrooms with a master featuring an attached bathroom and a private deck.
The expansive lower level is a beautifully renovated work-and-play space featuring a den/office, screening room, bar, wine cellar, laundry, and a sunroom that spills onto the large rear patio and yard. And while you enjoy the seclusion of your hillside location, neighborhood favorites like The Reservoir, Sunset Junction, Intelligentsia, Cafe Stella, Forage, Trader Joe’s, Gelsons, and Whole Foods 365 are just minutes away.
Listing courtesy of Tracy Do – Compass