Over six decades ago, noted modernist architect Stephen Alan Siskind created an enclave of four post-and-beam residences queued up directly next to each other on a stretch of Fernwood Avenue. Perched on a hill on L.A.’s Eastside neighborhood of Silver Lake, near the Silver Lake Reservoir and Griffith Park, one of that quartet of striking midcentury structures just popped up for sale with a relatively affordable $2 million price tag.
The two-story home now up for grabs was built in 1960, and comes complete with three bedrooms and two bathrooms in a little less than 2,000 square feet of living space accented throughout with baltic birch floors, high ceilings, a chorus of built-ins, terrazzo tile and clerestory windows. Large expanses of glass overlook city lights and hillside views from every angle, and there’s also a brand-new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system.
A set of steps leads up to an orange-hued front door, which opens into the main level. From there, a sunken living room is highlighted by a vintage freestanding fireplace and sliding glass doors spilling out to a slender balcony, and an updated kitchen is outfitted with the original cabinetry, new countertops and a blue-and-white tiled floor, ebony appliances, a breakfast bar and an adjacent dining area that also opens to a balcony. Elsewhere is a bedroom, bathroom and loft-style den that flows out to the backyard.
The lower floor counts two additional bedrooms, both of which share a bathroom and the larger one sporting its own balcony; and though the terraced grounds are rather compact, at just 0.11 acres, the backyard still packs in a private patio suitable for al fresco lounging and dining, along with a skate ramp and wood-clad treehouse. Out front, an attached carport with room for two vehicles is accessible via a driveway off of the secluded street.
Last sold in 2014 for $1.1 million, the current listing is held by Rob Kallick and Mary Regal of Compass.