Most of the storefronts and commercial buildings that line Sunset Boulevard through Silver Lake date back to the 1920s. It’s hard to find any other property that is older, which makes this pair of 1916 apartment houses stand out – that and the fact that one is painted black, the other peach. With the exception of the nearby Pacific Electric Railway’s Olive Substation (now Epitaph Records) built in 1905, these two 96-year buildings that were recently put for sale are among the oldest Silver Lake buildings on Sunset Boulevard, according to a check of online property records.
The nearly century-old buildings, located next to the Happy Foot/Sad Foot clinic building, include 18 apartments, according to the Redfin listing. If the income from 18 apartments is not enough to attract a buyer’s interest, there is always income from a small billboard located on the property, which is listed at $2.795 million.