The Collins House by William Kesling in Silver Lake

The Collins House by William Kesling in Silver Lake

1709 Silverwood Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90026 - William Kesling, Architect

1709 Silverwood Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90026 – William Kesling, Architect

The Collins House by William Kesling, which just came on the market, is among a small collection of Streamline Moderne style homes designed by him that can be found at southeast end of Silver Lake. Though not formally trained, Kesling proved to be a very productive architect form 1934 to 1962 and had his office in Silver Lake. In fact, he probably walked to the Collins House from his office, which was located below it at 1639 Silver Lake Boulevard. With their rounded geometries, facades with horizontal bands of windows, and curved railings and staircases, all of his homes have an undeniable sense of “cool” to them. And yet they were simultaneously designed to be affordable.

 What an entrance. An ultra chic door, casting an array of horizontal shadows that give way to the curved walls of the foyer.

What an entrance. An ultra chic door, casting an array of horizontal shadows that give way to the curved walls of the foyer.

 Light truly floods into the house through these massive windows, a common design element of Kesling's homes.

Light truly floods into the house through these massive windows, a common design element of Kesling’s homes.

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 The kitchen is nicely updated and yet retains a vintage style, highlighted by the black white and white checkered linoleum and the windows that wrap around the one corner.

The kitchen is nicely updated and yet retains a vintage style, highlighted by the black white and white checkered linoleum and the windows that wrap around the one corner.

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 The dramatic views of the Silver Lake Reservoir and the mountains beyond are visible from the main living spaces.

The dramatic views of the Silver Lake Reservoir and the mountains beyond are visible from the main living spaces.

 My favorite feature of the master bedroom are the four vertical floor-to-ceiling windows.

My favorite feature of the master bedroom are the four vertical floor-to-ceiling windows.

 The house was expanded to include a 3rd-story office, also designed to maximize the picturesque views of Silver Lake.

The house was expanded to include a 3rd-story office, also designed to maximize the picturesque views of Silver Lake.

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Specs for Property Address Goes Here

Listing Price: $1,095,000
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Square Feet: 2,209
Lot Size: 5,387 sf
Price Per SF: $495.70
Year Built: 1936
Air: Air Conditioning
Floor: Hardwood, Ceramic Tile, Linoleum
Parking: Attached
Views: Reservoir
MLS #: 12-633055

Listing courtesy of Scott Lander and Ilana Gafni of Crosby Doe Associates.

Note: Information above reflects market status as of the date this post was originally published. Feel free to call for current market status.

620 413 David Kubiczky

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