Home of the Week: Reinventing a 1920s-era home in Silver Lake

November 24, 2019 0 By JohnValbyNation


The modern bungalow, designed by architect Martin Fenlon. 

(John Linden)


Architect Martin Fenlon utilized the original structure of a 1920s Spanish bungalow when creating the modern Silver Lake residence. 

(John Linden)


Listed for $1.65 million, the multi-level house has open-plan living spaces, skylights and decking that extend the living space outdoors. 

(John Linden)


An original Batchelder tile fireplace was retained in the living room. 

(John Linden)


A lower level was converted into the master suite, which opens to its own deck. 

(John Linden)


A bathroom. 

(John Linden)


The Silver Lake home. 

(John Linden)

Twin palm trees frame the entrance to this Silver Lake residence, which has been reimagined as a contemporary bungalow by architect Martin Fenlon. The fresh design utilizes the original footprint of a 1920s Spanish-style home while extending outward with a series of large decks. A collection of skylights arranged in the pattern of the constellation Cancer bring natural light into the newly opened interior.

Location: 1320 Angelus Ave., Los Angeles, 90026

Asking price: $1.65 million

Year built: 1922 (redesign/renovation completed in 2019)

Living area: 1,839 square feet, three bedrooms, two bathrooms

Lot size: 3,597 square feet

Features: Open-concept floor plan; original Batchelder tile fireplace; skylights; cedar flooring; new kitchen with island/bar; master suite with private deck; two-car garage

About the area: In the 90026 ZIP Code, based on 26 sales, the median price for residential sales in October was $925,000, a 10.2% decrease compared with the same month last year, according to Redfin.com

Agents: Roger Noel Majano, Realty World California Properties, (323) 728-4200

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