This Silver Lake moderne is positioned on a cul-de-sac to capture views of the sometimes snowcapped San Gabriel mountains and the Silver Lake Reservoir from almost every room.
Artist Alex Prager purchased the property as a fixer. Collaborating with the award-winning firm Escher GuneWardena Architecture—who has an impressive roster of work that includes restoring the Eames House, Richard Neutra’s Loring House, and John Lautner’s Chemosphere—she turned a once lackluster structure into an exemplar of clean lines paired with clever use of space.
She says, “I’ve been living in and making work out of for seven years.” Similar to her work, her home has a cinematic essence.
The two-bedroom, three-bathroom dwelling opens to a short flight of stairs with built-in storage underneath, leading to a single-story rectangular layout filled with natural light filtering through walls of glass, revealing stunning unobstructed views of the lake and mountains.
Bespoke white oak floor-to-ceiling built-ins are featured throughout. The built-ins wrap around one of the many windows framing the view in the den.
Top-of-the-line appliances integrate into the open galley-style kitchen that looks onto the living and dining area. Beyond this are the two bedrooms. The primary bedroom features large corner windows opening to a custom in-ground spa with Heath tiles looking onto the views. Tucked behind a three-quarter height dividing wall is a roomy closet with direct access to the ensuite bathroom lined with Anne Sax penny tiles. The guest bedroom also has an ensuite bathroom lined with Anne Sax penny tiles open to a brick paved patio screened from the street with mature landscaping.
The outdoor space has a raised vegetable garden, various fruit trees, and multiple areas to watch seagulls glide above and ducks and geese float in and out of the lake. And while you feel a gazillion miles away, the Silver Lake Rec center, meadow, and dog park, along with favorite dining spots L&E Oyster bar, Alimento, and Botanica, are a stroll away.
Last sold in 2012 for $951,800, 2004 Redesdale Ave is now asking a tad under $2,600,000.