Architecturally Intriguing A-Frame

1617 Silverwood Drive , 90041

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Iconic mid-century 1963 “A” frame nestled in the hills above Eagle Rock with spectacular, panoramic views to the north including the famed “Eagle Rock”. From the quiet street approach, one enters the double doors to a foyer landing, capturing the unique steep-pitched roofline, with significant neighborhood and mountain vistas visible through the full length, double story inset glass exposure. A master bedroom suite and second bedroom or office/study opposite, flank the landing. Descend the stairs to the focal point of the home – an open living room with transparent wall and sliders, leading to semi-sheltered entertaining deck. Full kitchen with pony wall bar for seating. Third bedroom and bath with balcony, as well as storage/laundry/utilities room complete the level. Additional workshop and bonus space on lowest floor are accessible by exterior staircase. Eagle Rock is conveniently located and is a hip area occupied by young professionals and artists who gravitate to the beautiful neighbourhoods, character homes, trendy restaurants, and sense of community.
Address: 1617 Silverwood Drive
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Zip: 90041
Country: United States
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Property Id : 444
Price: $ 699,000
Property Size: 1,701 SQFT
Property Lot Size: 5,221 SQFT
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Year Built: 1963
MLS ID: 317000281
Sellers Story: <p>From the son of the owner of 1617 Silverwood</p><p>"My father was a geologist — a creative scientist who generally aspired to experience the unusual. He grew up in New England, but fell in love with Los Angeles after serving as an officer in the Army Air Corps in the 1940s followed by moving here for his education. He went to Caltech and UCLA, where he received his PhD. By around 1950, he was invited to teach at Occidental College, where he was bestowed the honor of Professor Emeritus after serving for more than 30 years as a beloved member of their faculty.</p> <p>His interest in the unusual was reflected in where he chose to live. Early-on, we grew up in a Schindler home, a place best known for its stylish modernity, until it was taken by the 134 Freeway construction. He would eventually buy 1617 because he could not resist, just like the Schindler home, the different architecture.</p> <p>The home was designed for people to enjoy. On any given night, neighbors were treated to concert-level piano playing of Beethoven, Mozart, or Chopin. If not by his hands on a 1909 baby grand piano, then certainly from his amazing mid-century stereo system. The vaulted ceilings are a sheer delight for their acoustics, but even more, for the view they afford of the San Gabriel Mountains. My father the geologist never tired of that view for the roughly 40 years he lived there. Nor did anyone who would come to visit. This is truly a special place by any measure.</p> <p>By the way, one of the stories my father told me when he bought the home, was that he purchased it from a prominent L.A. DJ. He thought this was great because the idea that an artist owned it before him was most intriguing. My father the scientist also created several works of art over the years that were beautifully placed within the setting. It just inspires this level of attention, and there is truly no other home like it anywhere. It’s humble in size, but grand in its impact. I can say with great sincerity, that I both miss my father and the times we had enjoying his home."</p>

From the son of the owner of 1617 Silverwood

"My father was a geologist — a creative scientist who generally aspired to experience the unusual. He grew up in New England, but fell in love with Los Angeles after serving as an officer in the Army Air Corps in the 1940s followed by moving here for his education. He went to Caltech and UCLA, where he received his PhD. By around 1950, he was invited to teach at Occidental College, where he was bestowed the honor of Professor Emeritus after serving for more than 30 years as a beloved member of their faculty.

His interest in the unusual was reflected in where he chose to live. Early-on, we grew up in a Schindler home, a place best known for its stylish modernity, until it was taken by the 134 Freeway construction. He would eventually buy 1617 because he could not resist, just like the Schindler home, the different architecture.

The home was designed for people to enjoy. On any given night, neighbors were treated to concert-level piano playing of Beethoven, Mozart, or Chopin. If not by his hands on a 1909 baby grand piano, then certainly from his amazing mid-century stereo system. The vaulted ceilings are a sheer delight for their acoustics, but even more, for the view they afford of the San Gabriel Mountains. My father the geologist never tired of that view for the roughly 40 years he lived there. Nor did anyone who would come to visit. This is truly a special place by any measure.

By the way, one of the stories my father told me when he bought the home, was that he purchased it from a prominent L.A. DJ. He thought this was great because the idea that an artist owned it before him was most intriguing. My father the scientist also created several works of art over the years that were beautifully placed within the setting. It just inspires this level of attention, and there is truly no other home like it anywhere. It’s humble in size, but grand in its impact. I can say with great sincerity, that I both miss my father and the times we had enjoying his home."

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