Raised on Stilts, a $2.5M Midcentury in Los Angeles Captures Beguiling Views

Recently treated to a renovation, this 1962 residence features light-filled living areas, expansive decks, and a flexible bonus space.
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Originally built in 1962, this post-and-beam residence on a hillside lot above the Silver Lake Reservoir was spruced up six years ago by real estate renovators Tradecraft. The team swapped a dingy interior for simple finishes that highlight the home’s original architectural features. Most alluring, a wall of glass along the rear facade floods the interior with natural light and looks out over treetops and surrounding hills.

Reportedly one of the first homes built in the neighborhood, this recently listed post-and-beam dwelling is perched along a hillside lot in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles. The 1962 structure was renovated in 2014 by the team at Tradecraft Real Estate Renovation.

Inside, a two-level living and dining area features floor-to-ceiling windows that welcome in abundant sunlight.

The home’s original beamed ceilings are on full display, and Tradecraft removed unnecessary walls to create a sun-drenched living and dining area illuminated by floor-to-ceiling windows. Near the front of the home, an outdated kitchen was updated with minimal, modern finishes. The simple floor plan includes a single hallway running from the entryway to each of the home’s bedrooms.

Separated by two steps, the raised dining area was once closed off from the living room by a wall and doorway. The team at Tradecraft opened up the space and opted for a contrasting color scheme to emphasize the home’s post-and-beam construction.

The large dining area looks out onto a balcony, accessible via a sliding glass door. An interior window allows light to filter into the bedroom, which shares a wall with the dining space.

Viewed from the dining area, the kitchen features a central island and wood cabinets.

A dining nook is located next to the kitchen. Steps lead up to the entryway, which connects to a hallway leading to the home’s three bedrooms.

At 2,140 square feet, the home features three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, as well as an additional bonus area and full bathroom beneath the detached carport. The bonus space comes with a private entrance, providing opportunities for short-term rentals or a quiet home office. Outside, a patio and large deck run beneath the home and connect to several graded paths that provide access to the bottom of the .15-acre lot. Keep scrolling to see more of the property, currently listed for $2,495,000.

The first stop along the hallway is the principal suite, which also features direct access to the balcony along the dining area.

The en suite bathroom features a large shower with framed views of the Franklin Hills and San Gabriel Mountains.

A look at one of two secondary bedrooms located down the hallway.

Outside, a large deck runs underneath the home, accessed via a patio along the front.

Views from the shaded deck look out on the surrounding hills.

Opposite the deck and underneath a carport, the bonus space provides room for additional guests or a home office. A private entryway connects to the patio, where there is also a staircase that leads up to the street.

The bonus space also comes with an en suite bathroom and walk-in closet.

Above the patio, an exterior walkway connects the main entrance with the carport.

Around back, several paths and wooden stairs provide access to the bottom of the hillside lot.

1887 Lucile Avenue in Los Angeles, California, is currently listed for $2,495,000 by Rob Kallick of Compass.

Project Credits:

Renovation: Tradecraft Real Estate Renovation / @thetradecraft

Interior Design / Guidance: Shay Lam, TPG Architecture

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