Midcentury modern by Gilbert Leong in Silver Lake seeks $1.699M

Pioneering Asian-Angeleno architect, Gilbert Leong, designed this classic 1950’s mid-century modern home located in Silver Lake.

Midcentury modern residence by Gilbert Leong

After studying sculpture and painting at Chouinard Art School, Leong became the first Chinese American to graduate from USC’s architecture program.

He then worked alongside architects Paul Williams and Harwell Hamilton Harris before branching out on his own to design various residential and commercial buildings in Los Angeles. His achievements include “Chinatown’s Baptist and Methodist churches, a Bank of America branch and the Kong Chow Family Assn. and Temple, where he served as a director. Leong co-designed the interior court and authentic Chinese garden in the Pacific Asian Museum in Pasadena, where he also served on the board. He was a founder of the East West Bank and served on its board of directors for 23 years.”

Built in 1951, 2479 Moreno Dr sits on a 6,511- square-foot lot in Silver Lake’s Moreno Highlands, located within the Ivanhoe School district.

The interior, measuring 2,404 square feet, opens to a light-filled foyer leading to a large living room anchored by an impressive floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace. An open living-dining-den has wall-to-wall glass sliders taking you out to a large brick patio and a private flat grassy yard perfect for lounging on lazy Sunday afternoons, thinking about where to put a pool.

Architectural highlights throughout this three-bedroom, three-bath residence include a decorative wood and glass screen room divider, iron windows, flat panel wood doors and hardware, and soffit lighting.

There’s also a master suite with built-in closets and dressing area, en-suite bath, and private deck where you’ll enjoy tree top and mountain views.

Asking price for this Gilbert Leong-designed dwelling is $1.699 million.

Midcentury modern home in Silver Lake by architect Gilbert Leong
Inside Gilbert Leong's midcentury home for sale in Silver Lake CA
Inside Gilbert Leong's midcentury home for sale
Midcentury modern house by Gilbert Leong in Silver Lake
Mid-century modern home by Gilbert Leong
Midcentury modern home by Gilbert Leong for sale in Silver Lake
Mid-century modern house by Gilbert Leong
Gilbert Leong's midcentury home for sale in Silver Lake 90039


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