Another turnkey midcentury is currently on the market in Los Angeles, California. Nestled in the popular neighborhood of Silver Lake, just a short walk from the lake, the 1,680-square-foot home has only changed hands a few times since it was originally built in the early 1960s.
According to the sellers—Tim Martin, an architect and ceramist, and Michael Wilkinson, a costume designer—the original owners, Don and Marion Blyth, lived in the residence for more than 40 years. "We have only been the third owner," says Tim, who purchased the property in 2013.
The multilevel dwelling presents an airy, open layout, filled with large living areas that provide direct outdoor access. "One of the wonderful aspects of living in a midcentury is how connected you can be with the outside," says Tim. "In our case, it has been the lake with all the activities surrounding it, which is available just outside our living room. And at the back, there is a private, leafy sanctuary always in our view."
Throughout the interior, old effortlessly blends with new. Expansive, circa-period windows allow the space to be "brilliantly lit by daylight," with built-in details providing "nooks for fireside moments." A modern, open-concept kitchen is just steps from the dining area—both of which have sliding glass doors that lead to the rear patio surrounded by mature landscaping.
In total, the home offers three bedrooms and two baths. There is also an oversize garage space, which can easily serve as a creative studio or gym. Recalling what initially attracted them to the area, Tim notes: "When we were looking to buy, Silver Lake was one of the only neighborhoods where we could have a lifestyle of walking straight from our front door to shops, parks, dog runs, cafes and, of course, the lake. It was the perfect location to be active and less reliant on cars and transport."
Now that the couple have since moved, they are seeking to hand over the home’s keys to a new owner. Scroll ahead to see more of the property, currently listed for $1,895,000.
2001 Balmer Drive in Los Angeles, California, is currently listed for $1,895,000 by Tracy Do of Compass.
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