Properties on the Los Angeles real estate market are as diverse and eclectic as the city itself. Conveniently close to all that Los Angeles and its environs have to offer is trendy Silver Lake, which is home to some of the nation’s most outstanding modernist architecture. This vibrant hilly community, built around Silver Lake Reservoir, lies just minutes east of Hollywood and northwest of downtown, counts celebrities, families, artists and hip professionals among its residents. Unique independent stores and a wealth of eateries have helped in the gentrification of Silver Lake, an area which has managed to weather the general Los Angeles real estate slump, and seen property values increase. Silver Lake real estate , unsurprisingly, is much in demand and available properties are soon snapped up by buyers eager to move to this popular location.
Silver Lake homeowners and potential buyers should find a Los Angeles real estate agent, with an in-depth knowledge of the urban delight that is Silver Lake. Bordered as it is by Atwater Village to the north, Historic Filipinotown to the south, Hollywood to the west and downtown and Elysian Valley to the east, this special location takes an expert Los Angeles real estate agent, who is in-the-know and has a wealth of local contacts, to find the widest selection of properties for buyers, and the widest pool of potential buyers for existing homeowners who want to sell their Silver Lake real estate gems for the best possible prices.
As creative talent started to find its way to Hollywood’s burgeoning film industry in the 1920s, so, too, did architects want to make their marks on Southern California’s landscape. At that time, Gloria Swanson, Laurel and Hardy, and other movie industry luminaries, chose to make their homes in Silver Lake, as opposed to neighboring Hollywood, which had, at that time, significantly more expensive real estate. Pioneering Modernist architects including Gregory Ain, Eugene Choy, George Costerisan, William Kelling, John Lautner, Stephen Alan Siskind, Raphael Soriano, Sumner Spaulding and Eric Lloyd Wright competed with each other in the designs they brought to fruition in Silver Lake’s hillsides. Arguably the finest of the Modernist creators was Austrian-American architect Richard Neutra, whose designs, including his own home, are still evident today. Designed in 1956, Yew House is a particularly fine example and is located at 2226 Silver Lake Boulevard. Some Silver Lake property owners considered the Modernist designs of the early to mid-20th century too simplistic, and have replaced original homes with larger homes in different architectural styles, while other owners have embraced the style and preserved them. Others, still, have commissioned some of today’s leading architects to design their own interpretations of Modernist style dwellings. Homes and work spaces by Ronald Chang, Eugene Chow, Donald Holtz, Lea Lim and Michael Rotondi and many other renowned architects are among some of the Silver Lake real estate available to today’s buyers.
Contact the Los Angeles real estate agents at Los Angeles Real Estate Unlimited 213 375 8738 or contact us online to find your very own piece of Silver lake real estate. Their in-depth knowledge of the Silver Lake real estate market will give you the necessary edge to buy and sell properties in the area.