Open House: Sunday, June 28 between 2 PM - 5 PM 1954 Lucile Ave, Silver Lake
Beds, Baths: 2 beds, 2 baths
Floor Area: 1,395 sq. ft.
Per the Listing: "Designed by architect Raul F. Garduno in 1960-1962, this Silver Lake open-air, steel, glass, post and beam home is irreplaceable! Stunning views of the hillsides and vistas of the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Observatory. Published in the LA Times "Home" section & in Art and Architecture 1961 edt, this mid-century is perched hillside with 500 square feet of deck surrounding the home. Acacia and pine trees and lush landscaping give shade to the back. Walls of glass surround the LR, FR & open floorplan w/ kit in the center. Original freestanding fireplace to enrich the winter evenings. Designed with the views and NW breezes in mind. There's even an atrium perfect for an outdoor Zen/yoga retreat. Bring back the master bath to its architectural significance w/ sunken tub and new fixtures. Asian style sliding closet doors throughout. Original walnut cabinetry, cooktop, dbl-oven, and built-in bbq. Bring your Eames chair and Barcelona table and move right in, or restore it back to its original glory."
Trained at USC, Raul Garduno began his architectural career in the firm of the fascinating Ragnar Qvale, and was known for specializing in challenging hillside-lot properties. Of the two dozen or so residential projects Garduno designed in Southern California, the Franks House in Crestwood Hills is the most recognized.