Located high atop Silver Ridge Avenue, this home offers indoor-outdoor living at its best.
Listed by Lilian Pfaff
Photography by Cody James
The multi-level floor plan offers access to the garden and rooftop from almost every room and lots of privacy from which to enjoy sprawling views of the San Bernardino Mountains.
This Streamline Moderne architectural estate was built by architect Saul Harris Brown in 1938 with a renovation and rare garden design by famed modern architect Gregory Ain. The property extends to two lots, both zoned R2.
Interiors and kitchen have been recently updated by architects Escher GuneWardena, and plans exist for a pool designed by architect Barbara Bestor to complete an already lush and secluded backyard. Due to its architectural significance, the house is eligible for Mills Act application.
The entry stairway leads to the living room with a wood burning fireplace, original Art Deco lights, and access to the garden with ceiling height glass sliding doors and a pergola.
The dining room on the other side extends into a long, light-flooded galley kitchen with expansive pantry-storage and all new appliances. The kitchen and den on this level also have direct access to the garden and an adjacent bathroom.
On the top level is another bathroom and three bedrooms, each with walk-in closets and access to the large roof terrace.
The lower level of the home includes its own bathroom, additional storage, laundry room and separate entry from the outside, so it is well appointed for use as an office, bedroom, work out space, or guest room.
This unique architectural property features well-preserved original details like ceiling lights, railings and gates, and hardwood flooring throughout the house along with new electrical wiring, copper plumbing, central AC and heat control on all three levels, and a tankless water heater.
The garden is designed as the extension of the living room and consists of two levels, the lawn and the concrete platform above, separated through a concave curved wall. This wall is replicated by a convex curved wall on the empty lot.
The concrete platform was the former Badminton court and is ideal for entertaining or the future pool.
2339 Silver Ridge Ave is a rare piece of architectural history on one of the most significant streets for architectural homes, including the How house by Rudolf Schindler (1925), Hawk house by Harwell Hamiltion Harris (1939), The Morris house by A.E. Morris (1958), Sabsay House by J.R. Davidson (1940), and others.
It is steps away from local community spaces like the Silver Lake Reservoir and public library, and amenities like Whole Foods Market. Around the corner is the historic Red Lion Tavern, trendy Burgers Never Say Die, and delicious Gingergrass. After spending the day out in one of LA’s most desirable and exciting neighborhoods, you’ll return home to a private retreat in the hills that has stood the test of time.