Singer Jake Shears lists striking architectural gem in Los Feliz

Jake Shears, singer/songwriter of glam-rock band Scissor Sisters, lists his striking, streamline moderne, gem in Los Feliz with every architectural detail intact.

Known as the Ulm House, the three-story white-stucco residence, standing at 3606 Amesbury Rd in the hills above Los Feliz Boulevard, is believed to be one of 15 single-family streamline moderne dwellings still standing in Los Angeles built by famed 1930’s architect William Kesling.

The living room of the Ulm House by architect William Kesling
Ulm House by architect William Kesling
The kitchen, wooden cabinet, and dining area

Characterized by an eye-catching semi-circular, glass-block, the Art Deco residence, measuring 2,309 square feet, opens to “Adjoining living and dining rooms with honey-toned hardwood floors and gigantic, curtain-free steel-trimmed windows that extend all the way to the ceiling flow easily out to a terrazzo terrace with over-the-treetops canyon and city lights views.”

There’s also a decorative fireplace in the living room, built-in seating, a compact but well-lit kitchen, secluded library/office that you can easily convert to a bedroom, and a full bathroom that completes the main level.

The bedroom of the Ulm House by architect William Kesling
The kitchen and blue-coloured small tiles
Backyard of the Ulm House by architect William Kesling

Walking up the restored magnesite staircase—lit by natural light streaming through glass blocks—you’ll find two of the three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms featuring colorful vintage tile. The spacious master suite comes with a dressing area and has its own private balcony with city views.

The third bedroom, located on the ground floor, is complete with a wet bar and the family room has direct access to the expansive private backyard with mature landscaping, illuminated at night with strands of overhead lights. The 5,548-square-foot lot also holds a two-car garage.

Last sold in 2013 for $1.920 million, this architectural gem is now listed with Nancy Osbourne, Penny Muck, and Tamra Pardee for $2.248 million.

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