Silver Lake History with Spectacular Views

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3421 Landa Street

Here is a rare opportunity to purchase one of Silver Lake’s more remarkable properties, one which has gone virtually unchanged since 1937. The longtime residence of noted artist and illustrator Pauline Annon, this home is being offered for the first time in over 50 years. Tucked into a choice hillside location in the coveted Ivanhoe School District, the three-level residence has a classic layout with formal living and dining rooms downstairs and bedrooms upstairs. From nearly every window there are stunning vistas panning across Silver Lake, the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Park Observatory and the San Gabriel Mountains.

The house was built in 1937 in the Colonial Revival style. Period details, touched only by time, include a brick facade, steel casement windows, tile and a beautifully detailed balustrade. Along with the two formal levels there is a usable basement which served as Ms. Annon’s art studio, where she frequently entertained friends from the Silver Lake art scene. For the modern owner this will make an ideal office, family room, workshop or speakeasy, which conveniently opens to a rear patio and yard. Across the street find the sprawling grounds of the Paramour Mansion, easily among the most beautiful and renown properties in Silver Lake.

A sense of creativity permeates this place, no doubt due to its owner who lived and worked here for many years. Ms. Annon’s prolific and celebrated body of work includes drawings for haute couture, jazz album covers and Hollywood costume design. She was once called “the most important illustrator in America,” and her work is part of the permanent collection at the Smithsonian. It’s easy to imagine why the artist was so happy here, finding inspiration in the house, the views and the surrounding hillsides. 3421 Landa Street now awaits its new owner and a new chapter in the pages of Silver Lake history.

More photos and details at 3421landa.com

Open House:

  • Sunday, September 6 from 1 PM-4 PM






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