Eastside Property: Medieval-Modern Silver Lake castle sells for $1.175 million

Silver Lake homes

Silver Ridge castle pictured in 2011 | Diane Edwardson/Corralitas Red Car Property

What was David Salyer thinking?  The “visionary” was credited in a Redfin listing for creating the two-story, castle-like home that rises above a sharp bend on Silver Ridge  Avenue in Silver Lake, where residents spent several years watching on-again, off-again construction before the structure was completed in 2009.  Spiked maces dangle from thick chains down the sides of the house, which is crowned with a battlement and a “tower retreat room,” according to the listing.  Inside, the Medieval-Modern style includes stainless steel kitchen appliances,  wood-paneled ceilings, opulent lanterns and a spa and steam shower in each of the two master bedroom suites.

After going up for sale last summer for $1.399 million, the home finally found a buyer interested in all that wrought iron, with the property selling late last month $1.175 million, according to Redfin.   The home is definitely not for everyone but it has its fans, among them Silver Lake blogger Diane Edwardson. ” I love that house – it reminds you Silver Lake used to be a place where anything goes.”


  1. The urinal in the garage was the first thing I recall about this home. I’ve never seen a urinal in a home. Why not?

    • Yes – the urinal! And what about the dungeon – oh sorry, “study” – room on the roof? One more thing – the maces on the outside of the home go up and down via a remote control. I love Castle Grayskull.

  2. Echo Park resident

    Tacky with a capital ‘T’

  3. I took a tour of the home, it’s pretty wacky. I’m a fan of the stairway dog door, that leads to the wrought iron runway/tunnel that you can see in the picture above. It must’ve been for a small dog or cat to cruise to the patio.

  4. Let the remodel commence.

  5. This is a home with incredibly high end finishes. An artful blend of modern and ancient, the house is incredibly unique and special. The exterior of the home is fantastic with its massing and stacking to utilize the unusual lot to full potential. This property adds another dimension to a street already filled with architectural gems. The ceilings and lighting in the home are so opulent and customized. What a treasure….

  6. I know this home. It’s a very high end finish home inside and out. The guy who finished it spared no expense, often redoing things several times until he got it just right. This house is breathtaking outside and has some of the most amazing finishes in parts of the interior, particularly ceilings with intricate woodwork or the guest bedroom ceiling with its awe inspiring grandeur and huge crown moldings. It cost way more than it sold for and the buyer(s) are lucky to have landed this gem.

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