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