Even in a city as laden with midcentury gems as Los Angeles, the hunger for cork floors, built-ins, glass walls, and period kitchens—that oven!—cannot be satisfied. So when homes like this untouched 1953 spread, on the market for the first time in half a century, become available, there's no shortage of fanfare/drooling—and for good reason. In Silver Lake—the enclave once named Best Hipster Neighborhood in the country, in large part because of it's imminently mockable obsession with Dwell-style architecture—this design by L.A. architect Al Martin is what Curbed LA calls "highly textural," what with its acoustic tile ceilings, plastic-y kitchen cabinets, and raw brick. There's also, for better or for worse, much in the way of original overhead lighting—including orb lamps at the bar and fluorescent strips in the kitchen—plus two clunky brick fireplaces, a workshop, and a wraparound deck. How much does one need to move in? $1.595M. Photos, however, are free.
· 2173 Redcliff St, Los Angeles, Calif. [Zillow]
· Colorful Mid-Century Time Capsule in Silver Lake Asks $1.6MM [Curbed LA]
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