List Price $1,250,000
3 bedrooms • 2.5 bathrooms
1,942 sf • 6,926 sf lot
Exclusively from Tracy Do Real Estate: Design+Build firm ReInhabit presents their latest remarkable home, a Silver Lake restoration that elegantly embraces craftsmanship and a flair for the unexpected. An ideal layout makes the most of two stories while providing easy access to the huge yard. Best of all this home is full of surprises, from the gothic-style turret to artful, one-of-a-kind details, serving as signatures to the imaginative work of ReInhabit.
The home appears to be tucked away from it all, benefiting from its deep setback from the street. A gate made from reclaimed mahogany welcomes your arrival. Enter to find professional landscaping that includes fruit trees, stone pathways, a fountain and rolling lawn, a lovely place for gardening, relaxation or play. Approaching the house you’ll reach the first of several entertaining areas: this sunken concrete patio with relief detailing and sculpted “floating” benches.
Two sets of towering French doors open directly into the living room and are notable as some of the salvaged/reclaimed elements. Many of these pieces are native to the home, which was built in 1926. Others come from LA Salvage, a division of ReInhabit that is dedicated to finding, fixing and re-implementing building materials that are every bit works of art. It gives the home a vintage feel, with original steel-framed leaded glass windows, restored lighting fixtures and medicine cabinets that have been removed, refurbished and re-installed. Yet the house is updated with newer systems including roof, electrical, central heat and air conditioning, water supply lines and an updated foundation.
The large, beautifully designed kitchen features custom made cabinetry and period-appropriate tile and fixtures alongside contemporary amenities like a concrete sink, appliance garage and walk-in pantry.
Climb the graceful stairway to reach the living quarters. Vintage elegance combines with ReInhabit’s sense of fun, evidenced by this sliding barn door to one of the upstairs baths and a play-loft that is like a child’s dream come true. Two of these bedrooms are perfect for kids, but they could be guest quarters or an office as well (use the loft for storage).
The Master Bedroom has a Juliet balcony and en-suite Master Bath featuring a top-of-the-line steam shower, double vanity and roomy storage cabinet. The generous number of upstairs windows provides ample light and elevated southwest views, perfect for taking in the sunset.
Here’s the expansive rear deck that will host your backyard BBQ’s and quiet morning coffees. Hand-milled pickets make for a sturdy and functional guardrail, with an aesthetic reminiscent of times past. The house sits in a wonderful neighborhood, coveted for being central, easily-accessible and within the Ivanhoe School District. The school is just two blocks away. Also nearby are Trader Joe’s, the announced Whole Foods, the Reservoir, Rec Center, Library, shops and cafés — it will feel like all of Silver Lake is right out your front gate.
ReInhabit spent many months renovating this old Tudor, with no corners cut nor expense spared. If you are seeking modern quality, vintage aesthetics and a great Silver Lake location, you’ve found it here. For more gorgeous photos, head to 2980waverlydrive.com.
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