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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Eastside Looky-Loo: Million dollar living in Silver Lake & Echo Park

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



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