Decisions, decisions. For the fortunate few who are in the market for million dollar homes, two new listings in Echo Park and Silver Lake offer some dramatically different alternatives. Lovers of post-and-beam, mid-century architecture will certainly appreciate a 3,000-square-foot Lanterman Terace home that dangles off a hillside west of the Silver Lake Reservoir. The 1957 residence – remodeled and expanded in 2006 under the direction of Silver Lake-based architect Tony Unruh – comes with dramatic views, open spaces and asking price: $1.65 million. The real estate agent and blogger at Take Sunset asks:
“While it certainly has size and location (bonus for being in the
Ivanhoe School District) going for it, is this a “unique masterpiece of architectural design” that justifies the hefty price tag?
Million dollar listings in the hills surrounding the Silver Lake Reservoir have become more common place
. But not so in neighboring Echo Park, where a new $1.1 million listing on Portia Street
stands out. In this case, the million dollar property comes with two houses on a lot at the end of a cul de sac near Elysian Park. Instead of the sleek post-and-beam architecture of the Lanterman Terrace home, the Portia Street property features a cozy Spanish-Colonial house and a 1940s traditional-style cottage.
Photos from the MLS.com