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Silver Lake’s spectacular Lipetz House up for rent for $6,500

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Designed by Raphael Soriano in 1936

The Helen and Emanuel Lipetz Residence, designed by Raphael Soriano in 1936.
Photos by Cameron Carothers, courtesy of Ilana Gafni

Heads up, modern architecture fans—one of Silver Lake’s most notable properties is now available for lease.

Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 967, the Lipetz House was designed in 1936 by the gifted Raphael Soriano for concert pianist Helen Lipetz and her husband Emanuel.

Soriano’s first private commission, the International/Streamline Modern-style residence was one of four U.S. buildings presented at the 1937 International Architecture Exhibition in Paris, earning the architect the prestigious Prix de Rome.

Perched on a ridge overlooking the southwest side of the Silver Lake Reservoir, the 1,550-square-foot home has two bedrooms and two baths. Standout features include a semicircular living room with wraparound banks of glass, built-in shelving and storage, restored cork flooring and steel casement windows.

Outside, there’s a two-car carport with rooftop deck, a spacious grassy yard, and rambling garden. Monthly rent is $6,500. Ilana Gafni of Crosby Doe Associates has the listing.

The living room was designed as a performance space for Helen Lipetz, a concert pianist.
The home’s kitchen and baths have been updated.
Features include cork flooring, casement windows, and ample built-in storage.