Austrian Spencer House by Raphael Soriano in Silver Lake

Austrian Spencer House by Raphael Soriano in Silver Lake

Austrian Spencer House by Raphael Soriano - 3056 Landa St, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Austrian Spencer House by Raphael Soriano – 3056 Landa St, Los Angeles, CA 90039

My architectural pick for this week is the Austrian Spencer House in Silver Lake by Raphael Soriano, one of the trailblazers of the Mid-Century modern movement that took root and blossomed here in Los Angeles. Built in 1937, this 2 BR / 2 BA gem is one of Soriano’s early works. In fact, Soriano’s very first commission, The Lipetz House, which is a just short walk away, was built only one year earlier.

 Borrowing from his mentor Richard Neutra, with whom Soriano interned, the home’s entry is elegantly framed with signature bands of steel-framed windows.

Borrowing from his mentor Richard Neutra, with whom Soriano interned, the home’s entry is elegantly framed with signature bands of steel-framed windows.

 Though 76 years old, the home looks and feels surprisingly young, thanks in part to tasteful updates by its owners. Yet, its Mid-Century modern aesthetic still shines through.

Though 76 years old, the home looks and feels surprisingly young, thanks in part to tasteful updates by its owners. Yet, its Mid-Century modern aesthetic still shines through.

 According to records, the original cost to build the home was $5,000 and included built-in bookcases of mahogany, drawers and dressers.

According to records, the original cost to build the home was $5,000 and included built-in bookcases of mahogany, drawers and dressers.

 The modern, utilitarian kitchen is enhanced with views of downtown and expansive terraced gardens.

The modern, utilitarian kitchen is enhanced with views of downtown and expansive terraced gardens.

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 The 1,278 square foot home was reportedly designed and built as a duplex for the owner, attorney Austrian Spencer, who resided on the upper level while renting out the first floor.

The 1,278 square foot home was reportedly designed and built as a duplex for the owner, attorney Austrian Spencer, who resided on the upper level while renting out the first floor.

 The master includes two generously sized rooms and viewing deck, complete with views of downtown.

The master includes two generously sized rooms and viewing deck, complete with views of downtown.

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 The updated bathrooms boast a chic, modern style with finishes that include a teak sink, reclaimed wood wall and boffi fixtures.

The updated bathrooms boast a chic, modern style with finishes that include a teak sink, reclaimed wood wall and boffi fixtures.

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 The home is beautifully sited on a 7,507 square foot lot that features lovely terraces and gardens.

The home is beautifully sited on a 7,507 square foot lot that features lovely terraces and gardens.

 Set on a hillside at the southwest end of the reservoir, the home enjoys a sense of isolation and, yet, all the things that make living in Silver Lake great are just a short walk away, including the reservoir walking path, recreation center, dog par

Set on a hillside at the southwest end of the reservoir, the home enjoys a sense of isolation and, yet, all the things that make living in Silver Lake great are just a short walk away, including the reservoir walking path, recreation center, dog park, and all the commercial buzz of Silver Lake Boulevard.

If you would like to see this or any other property, call me to make an appointment. David Kubiczky, PLG Estates – 323.497.7555

3056 Landa St, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Listing Price: $1,249,000
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Lot Size: 7,507 sf
Year Built: 1937
Air: Air Conditioning
Floor: Wood
Parking: Carport
Views: City Lights, Canyon
Fireplace: Dining Room
MLS #: 13-659541

Listing courtesy of Anthony Stellini of Nourmand & Associates-BH

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

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