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UPDATE: SOLD Silver Lake Mid-Century Treehouse with Views!

1482 Angelus Ave, Silver Lake

Tucked into a quiet and coveted Silver Lake enclave, this 60s mid-century modern has been remodeled and reimagined with an architect’s touch. Enter from street level into the bright and airy top floor – an entertainers dream with walls of glass sliders opening to a large deck offering stunning city & sunset views. Rich walnut floors lead through the open-concept living and dining areas into a sprawling kitchen with Heath backsplash & custom cabinetry.

Downstairs is a tranquil sanctuary showcasing salvaged giant Sequoia ceilings enveloped by lush trees through walls of glass which allow access to the large downstairs deck & terraced side yards from every room. This home features two master suites – one up & one down each with en suite bath – along with two additional rooms with sliding walls that offer a flexible use of space. Central HVAC, large carport and ample closet & storage space. Close to the Reservoir, Sunset Junction & all that makes Silver Lake one of the best neighborhoods in LA.

1482 Angelus Ave, asking $1,599,000

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1482 Angelus Ave Floorplan
1482 Angelus Floorplan, Click to Enlarge
1482 Angelus Walk Map
1482 Angelus stair street map, click to enlarge
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Bask in Views & Birdsongs All Day for $3,100/mo on the Border of Silver Lake & Echo Park

Walls of ivy? Fruit trees? Views for miles? Check, check, check!

Nevermind the amazing location, great flow, large rooms, gleaming hardwoods, and incredible light this space has to offer because it’s all about the outdoors in this urban treehouse.

Go ahead; pick a lemon off your tree, do some gardening, hang out with some hummingbirds on your huge front porch, get your grill on, and if The Dodgers are playing you may even get a front row seat to a fireworks show. You’re the king or queen of your castle perched high above the street with your ultra-private outdoor space, panoramic views, central heat & air, dual-pane windows, high ceilings, and two private garages.

This is technically a duplex but due to it’s unique layout the only shared walls are in closets (and what big closets they are!) so it feels more like a freestanding house. Gas W/D hookup, refrigerator, stove, and microwave are included. Available for March 1 move-in, asking $3,100/mo, California livin’ at it’s finest!

UPDATE: THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN LEASED.

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Anatomy of a $319,000 Silver Lake Home

Could this cute little Silver Lake cottage be yours for $319,000?

Like a mirage in the desert, this adorable little woodsy hideaway has flickered into the sightlines of Eastside house-hunters causing quite a stir this week. Is it real? Could it be? In a neighborhood where a burned down shack costs $400,000 – how – HOW is this cute as a button cottage listed for a mere $319,000? What’s the catch?

Lets break this down:

Who needs a gym membership when you've got these babies right outside your door?

Catch #1 – Walk Street. Though this home is located on one of the widest, cutest, and most well-maintained walk streets in Silver Lake, it’s on a walk street nonetheless. What does that mean for you? It means there’s no garage or driveway, street parking only, and a short calf-burning jaunt up the stairs to come and go from your home. Not a big deal for many, but potentially a problem for children, the elderly, handicapped, pregnant, or people with strollers, art, or musical equipment frequently needing to be loaded in and out.

What highway noise? I'm sorry, I was too busy bird-watching from the couch to notice.

Catch #2 – The Highway. This home is a stones throw from the 2 which means the constant dull whir of traffic in the background. It’s actually not that audible from inside (or perhaps your brain is so charmed by the treetop views out of those precious vintage French casement windows that you just didn’t notice) but if you’re looking for a serene and quiet outdoor space in a home this isn’t the right fit for you.

The mysterious door to nowhere beckons you. It could open to another dimension, you never know.

Catch #4 – Listed as a 2bd, there’s really only one true bedroom. The 2nd “bedroom” is actually just a great extension of the living space which runs along the back of the home – it would be perfect for a home office, den, or studio space but doesn’t offer the privacy one would need for guests or children so we’re really talking about a 1bd home here. There is also very little outdoor space so you wouldn’t really have room to expand.

This isn't really a bedroom, but it's still a really great space.

Catch #3 – Needs some repairs/updating. This one is really in the eye of the beholder – some may find charm in the slightly slanted floors patched with plywood in places. Some may not mind the outdated appliances. There’s a door in the bedroom that at some point opened on to an outdoor balcony which no longer exists and now just opens directly into a 10 foot drop. Call it quirky – it’s definitely a unique home which hasn’t been gutted with some boring characterless Home Depot remodel and we’re at least thankful for that.

Catch #5 – This is the big fat bummer catch – this is not really a $319,000 home. At 1,124 square feet this breaks down to a price of $284 per square foot in a zip code where the average price per square foot is $616. That means if this home sold for the average price of other similarly sized homes in the area it would be listed closer to $700,000. Lets be realistic and knock that number down quite a bit given the walk street situation, close proximity to the highway, small lot size, and repairs needed – but that still doesn’t warrant a $400,000 price deduction. It will be interesting to keep an eye on this one and see where it lands after what will surely be multiple offers – regardless of all of the little catches this is still a really unique tree-top home offering vintage charm and character in spades. My bet is it lands somewhere in the mid-500s. What do you think?

“Listing info & photos courtesy of Eddie Kohan.”

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SOLD: 1504 Angelus Ave

Congrats to the new owners of this lovely Silver Lake home with views for miles and the most drool-worthy master suite seen on the LA market this spring.

1504 Angelus Ave, Silver Lake. Selling Price: $1,225,000.

Are you looking to buy or sell a home in the Los Angeles area? I would love to help – call me at 323-989-3839.