1933 Redcliff St | Silver Lake
Jack Lee Residence, 1969 | Hai C. Tan, AIA
Offered at: $5,450,000
Type: Single Family + Guest House / Bedrooms: 5 / Baths: 5.5
Living Area: 5,194 Square Ft. / Lot Size: 12,723 Square Ft.
The Jack Lee Residence, masterful midcentury design circa 1969 by pioneering architect Hai C. Tan. Sited on a corner lot in prime Silver Lake, the expansive volume provides space to live, work and entertain within a soothing palette of natural light that evolves throughout the day. Fleetwood sliders open to lush landscaping and a shimmering pool; bedrooms feel tucked away, private, but never far from reach. Architect-owned, the property has been meticulously improved including a two-level guest house addition creating a cloistered retreat for visitors, workspace and limitless other uses. Detailed attention and the finest materials are rendered in custom millwork, exquisite tile, integrated cabinetry, concealed media projection, Miele appliances with built-in espresso, EV charging and more. A gated compound amid gardens, olive trees and graceful views this exceptional offering places you in one of Silver Lake’s most desired enclaves, close to the Reservoir with cafes and markets nearby.
Hai C. Tan, AIA | 1969 Original Design
In his contribution to California architecture, Hai Chuen Tan designed within the midcentury milieu. He blazed trails among a handful of Asian architects who worked during his era, establishing his self-named firm in Fullerton circa 1963 and joining the esteemed American Institute of Architects. In 1969, Tan was commissioned by Jack Lee to design his personal residence at 1933 Redcliff Street in Silver Lake. A prominent business owner in LA’s Chinatown, Lee was developing a commercial property at 970 N. Broadway and again commissioned Tan, who expanded his midcentury aesthetic to include traditional Chinese themes. Mandarin Plaza, 1972, remains a community hub to this day, and with 1933 Redcliff Street is a testament to Tan’s enduring vision.
Anthony Anderson | 2018 Renovation + Guest House Addition
The founding principal of Anderson Architects LA, Anthony Anderson’s interest in design started at an early age. He earned a degree in civil engineering at Columbia University in New York, then moved to Los Angeles for his graduate studies at SCI-Arc. The pioneering spirit of California was inspiring for Anderson, as were the clean lines of midcentury modern design. After working for award-winning firms RIOS and Kevin Daly Architects, Anderson established his own practice with a focus on residential work. His thoughtful renovation of the Jack Lee Residence was guided by his desire to create a modern and effortlessly functional home for his own family, while at the same time honoring Hai C. Tan’s wonderful original design.