Kristen Wiig’s Restored Silver Lake Midcentury Home Asks $5.1M

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By Lucy Wang
Perched high in the hills of Silver Lake, this Albert P. Martin-designed midcentury home has returned to the market following a recent renovation and expansion.

Former Saturday Night Live star Kristen Wiig has a penchant for midcentury modern architecture—and she's selling a gem of a home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake.

Set on a 17,000-square-foot lot, the home commands impressive views in Silver Lake.

Set on a 17,000-square-foot lot, the home commands impressive views in Silver Lake.

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Built in 1952, the property was designed by architect Albert P. Martin as his own residence after having apprenticed with Richard Neutra. Martin set the home atop challenging hillside terrain and took full advantage of the site's sweeping reservoir views with floor-to-ceiling glass and outdoor patios.

Behind the bright red entrance door is a concrete block fireplace and a snug den.

Behind the bright red entrance door is a concrete block fireplace and a snug den.

The original floor plan and design elements remain—from the concrete block fireplace to the restored sconces. The vaulted ceiling is made from western red cedar.

The original floor plan and design elements remain—from the concrete block fireplace to the restored sconces. The vaulted ceiling is made from western red cedar.

When the three-bedroom, three-bathroom home hit the market in 2014, Wiig snapped up the property for $1.7 million and tapped Taalman Architecture and The Archers for a thorough renovation. The design team preserved the original elements of the home for authenticity while upgrading the facilities to meet modern needs.

 Originally covered in colorful tile, the kitchen received a monochromatic upgrade with white quartz countertops and new state-of-the-art appliances.

 Originally covered in colorful tile, the kitchen received a monochromatic upgrade with white quartz countertops and new state-of-the-art appliances.

Multiple outdoor living spaces and a wraparound deck emphasize indoor/outdoor living.

Multiple outdoor living spaces and a wraparound deck emphasize indoor/outdoor living.

The property has also been enlarged to include a 1,000-square-foot poolside addition with guest quarters, a studio, and a sauna. The original floor plan for the main residence remains untouched.

The new 1,000-square-foot addition is made of poured concrete and features full-height sliding doors that connect to the wood deck.

The new 1,000-square-foot addition is made of poured concrete and features full-height sliding doors that connect to the wood deck.

The guest quarters include a spacious living area that opens up to a private deck with a glimpse of a plunge-sized swimming pool and spa.

The guest quarters include a spacious living area that opens up to a private deck with a glimpse of a plunge-sized swimming pool and spa.

A look inside the guest bedroom.

A look inside the guest bedroom.

The newly restored and expanded 3,515-square-foot property with four bedrooms and four baths is now listed for $5,125,000. 

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West Elm Morten Table Lamp – Black
West Elm Morten Table Lamp – Black
Northern exposure for the living room, bedroom or beyond. Topped with a simple linen drum shade, the Morten Table Lamp's bottle-shape and glazed ceramic base add a mid-century Scandinavian vibe to any room.
Menu Norm Oval Mirror
Menu Norm Oval Mirror
Simple and streamlined, the pleasing Oval Mirror was inspired by vintage dressing room mirrors. Featuring a minimal powder-coated metal frame with soft, round corners, this mirror maximizes its reflective surface.
Eastvold Classic Credenza
Eastvold Classic Credenza
Sleek and modern, the Classic Credenza features iconic mid-century appeal with modern conveniences and concealed storage. With reinforced mitered joints, the warm wood grain wraps around the piece in one fluid sweep, showcasing the beauty of the locally-harvested, solid wood.
The renovated home features a new state-of-the-art screening room.

The renovated home features a new state-of-the-art screening room.

An L-shaped couch delineates the TV lounge room.

An L-shaped couch delineates the TV lounge room.

A peek inside the master bedroom, also located upstairs.

A peek inside the master bedroom, also located upstairs.

The master bath is covered in vibrantly colored tile.

The master bath is covered in vibrantly colored tile.

This guest room gets drenched in sunlight thanks to full-height frosted glass windows and operable glazing overlooking the city below.

This guest room gets drenched in sunlight thanks to full-height frosted glass windows and operable glazing overlooking the city below.

2173 Redcliff St, Los Angeles, CA is now being listed by Deasy Penner Podley for $5,125,000. See the full listing here.

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