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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Eastside Property: Silver Lake home comes with a built-in freeway sound barrier

Photo from Redfin

What to do when your noisy neighbor turns out to be the southbound 2 Freeway? In the case of this newly listed Silver Lake home in the 240o block of Corralitas Drive,  the front wall  that faces the freeway across the street includes a layer of QuietRock, a type of drywall that the manufacturer claims absorbs more sound than traditional drywall and other materials. The Redfin listing gives  top billing to the QuietRock over the stainless steel appliances, soaking tub and other amenities of the $649,000 home:

Starting with the Quite Rock” drywall used on the front walls, this sound reducing drywall allows you to walk into the living room and shut out all the noise of the hustle and bustle outside.

How much less hustle and bustle – or freeway roar – will be heard as a result of that layer of Quiet Rock? The listing does not say but a pair of ear plugs always helps.

6 comments

  1. God forbid, you ever open your windows to let some fresh air inside.

  2. Ha! The real estate agent CANNOT spell as usual. That’s hilarious. “Quite” Rock.

  3. After looking at the Redfin photos, the developer must’ve blown his budget on “quite” rock, tankless water heater, bamboo floors, and the master bath….that kitchen is really disappointing for new construction.

    • Seriously, that kitchen is terrible for a house this size. But it is perfect for the buyer looking to recreate apartment living, that is, no one.

  4. Wow, talk about a classic case of chasing the market down. This property has been listed, delisted, price changed, taken off the market and relisted multiple times, for almost 4 years starting in 2008.

    Typical owner/investor living in a dream world.

  5. Not to touch the Earth
    Not to see the Sun
    Nothing left to do
    but Run Run Run ….. Jim Morrison

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