A renovated midcentury home designed by pioneering architect Eugene Kinn Choy was recently listed for sale in Los Angeles. Choy—the first Chinese American in southern California to join the American Institute of Architects (AIA)—completed the hilltop post-and-beam structure in 1956. The home is one of several single-family residences Choy designed in Silver Lake, and the architect’s portfolio also includes commercial and public structures in L.A.’s Chinatown district.
Known as the Kawaguchi House after its original owners, the two-bedroom structure was expanded in 1973 by architect Jack Levinson, who added a two-story addition to the front. Levinson mirrored Choi’s original design by replicating the home’s beamed ceilings and wood-paneled walls.
In 2008, the home’s most recent owners hired architect and interior designer Thomas Michna to restore and update the home. Michna’s efforts complement both the old and new sections with a cohesive and refined look.
The renovated home offers 1,700 square feet of living space, with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The main level features an open living/dining area and kitchen, along with two bedrooms. A stylishly updated bedroom suite occupies the entire second floor.
Outside, a courtyard surrounds the front facade, while a rear deck and lower-level terrace provide space for entertaining. The property also comes with a two-car garage, additional storage areas, and rooftop solar panels. Keep scrolling to see more of the home, currently listed for $1,995,000.
3022 Windsor Avenue in Los Angeles, California, is currently listed for $1,995,000 by Tracy Do of Compass.
Know of a home for sale or rent that should be featured on Dwell.com? Find out how to submit to Dwell.
Get the Renovations Newsletter
From warehouse conversions to rehabbed midcentury gems, to expert advice and budget breakdowns, the renovation newsletter serves up the inspiration you need to tackle your next project.