In 1950, landscape architect Bill Davies tasked Canadian-born architect John Kewell to design his home in Silver Lake. Although single-family residences were not Kewell’s focus in Southern California, the men, who likely connected through work for the Los Angeles Unified School District, were happily successful in their brief partnership.
Their shared appreciation for the outdoors and midcentury modern design manifested in Davies’ house, which partly cantilevers off the hillside to take in stunning mountain and city views framed through massive panes of glass.
The charming two-bedroom, one-bath house has been carefully maintained over the years, with no major changes save for a bathroom remodel in 2014—and now it has resurfaced on the market for $1,175,000.
Clad in redwood timber and surrounded by views of nature, the light-filled 4,202-square-foot home was shaped by Davies’ desire for a "livable treehouse with a cabin feel," according to the listing agents.
The home's seamless connection with the outdoors is facilitated through abundant glazing, strategically placed so as to not compromise privacy.
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2317 Bancroft Avenue is now being listed by Joanna Suhl and Bobby Rodriguez of Compass for $1,175,000. The home was staged by Chris Pearson of Echo Ranch. See the full listing here.
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