Thomas Takahashi’s pedigreed midcentury in Silver Lake

This pedigreed mid-century modern, designed in 1967 by architect Thomas Takahashi as his personal residence, is available to own for the second time ever.

In a tree-house-like setting, the home hovers over one-third of an acre in Silver Lake. From the street, all you see is the carport. It’s not until you’re inside that you realize the home makes the most of its views of the Griffith Observatory and the iconic Hollywood sign.

The living room of the Thomas Takahashi Mid-century Home
Workplace and wooden shelf

The light-filled living space of the Takahashi Residence spans 1,434 square feet. Wrapped in expansive glass, the sights and sounds of nature filter into every room. Quintessential details of the post-and-beam, mid-century era remain, including cork flooring, tile entry, wood paneling, original cabinetry, and light fixtures. But you’ll also enjoy modern amenities such as central air conditioning, heated tile flooring, and a water filtration system.

The dining room
The kitchen and wooden shelf

The living room connects to a redwood deck offering ample space to lounge with friends or dine al alfresco, all while taking in the surrounding views. The dining area connects to a patio deck on the other side of the home. From there you access the galley-style kitchen with original Formica countertops.

The bedroom with an outside view
Bedroom and balcony with beautiful view
The balcony and dining area with an outside view
Listing courtesy of Thomas Davila, Kennon Earl, & Colby Brown | Compass

Still standing on the lush grounds is Mr. Takahashi’s pottery kiln and studio with a collection of his original work. 

Last sold in 2013 for $903,420, this architectural time capsule is located near the Silver Lake Reservoir at 2351 Hildalgo Ave and is up for grabs for the second time ever. The asking price is $1.675 million.

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