Amazing 5-bedroom modern storybook house in Silver Lake

From curbside to inside this renovated storybook residence in Silver Lake reads like a modern fairytale.

As Arrol Gellner, historian, architect, and author of Storybook Style: America’s Whimsical Homes of the Twenties, highlights, storybook-style dwellings typically include features reminiscent of medieval times. But interior designer, Kathryn McCollough of Lever, decided to give the home a pared-down, modern aesthetic while keeping the charm.

Renovated storybook home in Silver Lake.
Renovated kitchen inside a storybook residence in Silver Lake.

The pages of this fairytale begin with the two-story home opening to a living room anchored by a wood-burning fireplace and natural light pouring in through a palladian fanlight window. From the living room, you step up into a spacious dining room that floats into the kitchen. A black-veined countertop is the highlight of the kitchen that’s fitted with a La Cornue range and Miele appliances. Completing this level are two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

While downstairs delivers a series of bespoke designer moments, upstairs is definitely where McCollough waved her magic designer wand and created a media room in a space with a picture window framing dead-on views of the Silver Lake reservoir, a bedroom with an impressive 15-foot pitched ceiling, and the primary suite with a sitting area, custom walk-in closet, and a luxurious bath with separate soaking tub overlooking the yard.

Additional perks of 2157 Moreno Drive are a garden full of California natives and a pool designed in consultation with Terremoto and a detached two-car garage that could be a future creative space. Located within a short distance of the reservoir path, Silver Lake Meadow, and highly rated Ivanhoe Elementary School. The property is listed with Karen Lower of Compass. The asking price is $3,888,000.

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