The minute they stepped inside this secluded Cape Cod in Silver Lake, they said, “it already feels like home.”
They met and fell in love in college, got married, and after a six-month backpacking “mega moon” across Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, and Southeast Asia, they decided to move to Los Angeles.
They were referred to me after losing a real estate bidding war on a house located on the other side of Silver Lake. Still, they were hopeful they would find a home with views and be within walking distance of shops and restaurants in the neighborhood.
After seeing a handful of homes – one of which was a heavy hillside fixer that I passionately pointed out had way more cons than pros to consider seriously – we saw this.
The house is hidden from the street. All you see are two black garage doors, the windows to the studio above, a tall pine tree with a beautiful canopy of green, and lush landscaping.
Built circa 1924, the main house offers a living room with light coming in from a skylight and French doors that open to decks and a huge dining patio with views of the Silver Lake reservoir, Griffith Park Observatory, the Hollywood Sign, and the mountains.
The entire house was renovated and features an open kitchen/dining room with Carrara marble countertops and new stainless steel appliances, a primary suite with direct access to the garden, and a luxurious brand new main bath with floor-to-ceiling marble tile and an oversize shower.
Somewhere in the 57 years since this home was last on the market, the owners built a studio with a half bath that enjoys those spectacular views.
And while my clients thought they’d have to sacrifice views for walkability, they came up big time as this home is near Ginger Grass, Silver Lake Wine, 365, the reservoir, and many other neighborhood favorites.
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