Silver Lake landmark Skinner House finds a new owner

Photo from redfin.com

The Skinner House, a Streamline Moderne home designed by architect William Kesling,  went on the market last June at an asking price of $1.395 million.  It took a $145,000 price cut to attract a buyer for the Easterly Terrace home, which is a city cultural historic monument. The three-bedroom property built in 1937 officially sold on Sept. 27 for $1,250,000.  That’s sales price is below the previous sales price of $1.495 million recorded in November 2007 but still translates into more than $600 a square-foot. Kesling was one of Southern California’s most prolific designers of Streamline Moderne homes before he was sent to prison on fraud charges, according to book publisher Balcony Press.


  1. Have to admit I’m a little envious.

    This is one of the slickest streamline moderne buildings anywhere.

  2. As the author of “Kesling Modern Structures”, I would like to clarify two details in your report. Firstly, the house was built in 1936–not 1937 and secondly, Kesling was never sent to prison. While he was sentenced to prison, the sentence was suspended.

  3. Point of this story is someone once again overpaid for a home lol.no profit for the new owner .It’s a game people u have to know how to out bid or bid good enough to get some profit for urself…losers keep losing

  4. Chanced upon this house — nice surprise. Looks like there’s another house by the same architect next door (to the north). Wondering about that one. Also, one of the few local streets the google truck didn’t make it up.

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