2516 Silver Lake Terrace | Silver Lake
Radiant Hilltop Spanish with Swimming Pool
Offered at: $2,350,000
Type: Single Family / Bedrooms: 3 / Baths: 2.5
Living Area: 1,932 sqft / Lot Size: 9,397 sqft
A rare prize in Silver Lake, offered for the first time in over 40 years. This radiant Spanish villa circa 1934 occupies a hilltop promontory in the coveted Ivanhoe Elementary school district. Rising above a quiet cul-de-sac the lush, secluded compound with a sparkling pool is wrapped in history, with a boundless landscape stretching in all directions. Few properties in Silver Lake command better views. Explore the expansive grounds and residence to discover multiple terraces and balconies offering a 360º panorama that includes The Silver Lake Reservoir, Griffith Park Observatory, San Gabriel Mountain Range and shimmering skyscrapers of Downtown. Against this inspirational backdrop of verdant hillsides, palm trees, city lights and colorful sunsets you can only conclude that this home embodies the very essence of Los Angeles — and concurrently transports you away from it. An urban oasis, both practical and eclectic, 2516 Silver Lake Terrace provides a contemporary living environment steeped in the heritage and romance of vintage LA.
The property covers over 9,000 square feet and enjoys a prime location, tucked away on a cul-de-sac near the northeast corner of the Silver Lake Reservoir. Carefully cultivated drought-tolerant landscaping in the terraced front yard provides a deep setback, whimsically laced with pathways, gardens, fountains and shaded sitting spots for taking in the views. Enter the gracious Spanish-style residence to find a warm, light-filled environment with abundant character details that include arched pass-throughs, beamed ceilings, built-in bookcases and a tiled fireplace. Everywhere you look there’s a window with a view, or a French door that opens wide to capture a breeze wafting over the Silver Lake hillsides. Flooring surfaces are magnesite, tile and beautiful hardwood; these period elements have been tastefully refreshed, and co-exist seamlessly with modern amenities. The remodeled kitchen is equipped for a chef and features stone countertops, a center island with prep sink, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, Viking Professional range, convection oven, and alkaline drinking water system by Beyond O2. A breakfast nook has bench seating, and there is a convenient powder room for your guests. Flow from the kitchen is effortless to the flat rear yard and patio, a sun-kissed private domain where you’ll relax and gather with family and friends around the glistening salt-water pool and spa. Splashes of color are found in the climbing bougainvillea and tree species that include apple, fig, pomegranate, avocado, lime and Eureka Lemon.
Bedrooms include the Master which opens to a private terrace and separate balcony, with breathtaking vistas as far as the eye can see. There is an upstairs office nook and lower-level bonus space with a bathroom, perfect for your home office or guest quarters. Two single-car garages include one which has been converted into an artists studio or workshop, directly accessible from the home; there is also a charger for an Electric Vehicle. A dedicated storage room is ready and waiting for your extra boxes. When it’s time to run errands or hit the town you are well situated, as this lofty nest places you remarkably close to the best shopping, dining and nightlife in Silver Lake. Ivanhoe Elementary School is mere blocks away along with neighborhood grocery stores Trader Joe’s, Gelson’s and Whole Foods 365. Mingle with your neighbors at local favorites Speranza, Blair’s, Edendale Grill, Little Pine and more. Coffee is brewing at Broome Street; for recreation it’s Silver Lake Yoga, Body Builder’s Gym, or any of the many opportunities at the nearby Reservoir.
It is little wonder that, once upon a time, an Oscar-winning film score was composed at 2516 Silver Lake Terrace. This hilltop Spanish is truly one-of-a-kind, and the ideal environment in which to live and create.