Open House: Sunday, Sep 6 between 1 PM - 4 PM; Saturday Sep 12 between 1 PM - 4 PM 3421 Landa St, Silver Lake
Beds, Baths: 2 BR, 1.5 BA
Floor Area: 2,095 sq. ft.
Per the Listing: "The longtime residence of noted artist/illustrator Pauline Annon is offered for the first time in over 50 years. It's a rare opportunity to purchase a remarkable Silver Lake property, which is virtually unchanged since 1937. Its choice hillside location is in the coveted Ivanhoe School District, with stunning views of Silver Lake, the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Park Observatory and San Gabriel Mountains. Period details include a brick facade, steel casement windows, tile and a beautifully detailed balustrade. Along with two formal levels there is a usable basement that will make an ideal office, family room, studio or speakeasy, which conveniently opens to a rear patio and yard. Across the street find the sprawling grounds of the Paramour Mansion. A sense of creativity permeates this place, due to its owner who lived and worked here for many years. Ms. Annon was once called 'the most important illustrator in America,' and her work is part of the permanent collection at the Smithsonian."
Some of Ms. Annon's work can also be seen at the end of the attached gallery, in the black-and-white photos. Not quite as visible in the photos is the home's rather run-down condition. However, while the property is in need of a considerable amount of restoration, it's not at all difficult to envision it being turned into a polished gem.
3421 Landa St [Official site]