Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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.”

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  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.

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