Silver Lake Modern -The Skinner House by William Kesling

Silver Lake Modern Home. The Skinner House, 1937. William Kesling, Architect. Los Angeles Historical-Cultural Monument #856. Streamline Moderne was both a reaction to Art Deco and a reflection of austere economic times. Gone was unnecessary ornament. Sharp angles were replaced with simple, aerodynamic curves. Ultimately, the designs were horizontal in their orientation, serving as a precursor to the modernist movement that would begin in earnest a decade later.

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Hardwood flooring, magnesite and chrome stairway.

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A museum-quality testament to the period and includes 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.

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Original kitchen.

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Later addition of a den.

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Private landscaped patio with fountain. The property benefits from substantial Mills Act property tax savings.

If you’d like to see this William Kesling Silver Lake home email  Brian Courville or JB Fung. You can also reach out to us at 310-622-0312 for this or additional Silver Lake Mid Century houses, or Spanish style homes for sale. If you are considering selling, contact us for a free no-obligation home valuation.

Listing courtesy of J.R. Davidson, Keller Williams – Larchmont