For Jim and Gwen, their short list of must-haves wasn’t that easy to come by. But as the saying goes, good things come to those who wait.
Their search began a little over a year ago with their heart set on finding a home in a private setting with a large pool, within 10 minutes driving distance to their kids, and located within a particular pocket of the Silver Lake neighborhood. With a list like that, less than a handful of homes came somewhat close to their desires, including the stunning East Coast Traditional in the Moreno Highlands with spectacular views in every direction built by architect Theodore Criley Jr.
And then it happened. Hidden behind a gate on a cul-de-sac, 2503 Silver Lake Terrace sits surrounded by mature trees on a nearly quarter acre in the coveted Ivanhoe Elementary school district.
Built in 1939, the primary residence was revamped with the guidance of renowned designer Nickey-Kehoe. With a laid-back yet chic vibe, the home spans two floors with features that include large picture windows capturing views of the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, and the Silver Lake Reservoir, hardwood floors, remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, and a lower level complete with a bedroom, bathroom, lounge area, and office space.
The grounds offer a dreamy, resort-style setting with mature landscaping, a pool surrounded by a wood deck, and a modern guest house with a green roof designed by John Umbanhowar of huum. And while you feel worlds away from the bustle of the city, you’re just moments away from our favorite wine shop and restaurants.