1530 N Easterly Terrace in Silver Lake

1530 N Easterly Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90026

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

This great Silver Lake property is known as the Skinner House. The home was designed by William Kesling and built in 1937. The home is also designated under the Mills Act which also offers substantial tax savings to the homeowner. The property is also designated as Los Angeles Historical Cultural Monument #856.

The home is a streamline modern and reflects some Art Deco elements, while balancing the reflection of the difficult times the economy was going through in the late 30’s. The home features lots of unique and classic design elements that really tie the home together. There is a clearly defined style that is evident throughout the home.

From the wooden accents and unique built ins, to the various shapes found throughout the home to the colors on the wall – this house is an Architectural dream. The home also has a unique flow that makes it easy to get from one room to another very quickly and efficiently.  The main living area of the home also displays the warm, unique hardwood flooring,

The kitchen pictured here is the original kitchen with a circular theme on the sleek white cabinets. Every detail was thought of down to the cabinetry’s hardware. The home does not offer extra ornament in the classic sense, but it does feature visually interesting and exciting shapes including simple, aerodynamic curves, cement and glass throughout.

The home also displays a magnesite and chrome stairway that appears to be almost carved into the house.

Ultimately, the designs were horizontal in their orientation, serving as a precursor to the modernist movement that would begin in earnest a decade later. For example, the panes in the windows found throughout the home are large horizontal rectangles instead of traditional square panes.

The Skinner House continues to pay homage to period, and includes 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,and  a later addition of a den.  As you can see, the circular theme and built-ins are incorporated into almost every room.


The patio spaces look out on canyon views and provide the perfect place for additional outdoor seating.



Many of the home’s rooms offer smaller, horizontal windows near the ceiling to allow for plenty of natural lighting, while still offering complete privacy throughout the home.

The cozy, corner fireplace, wood accents, large windows and exposed beam ceiling in this space seem to ooze the Southern California lifestyle reminiscent of early Hollywood.

The outdoor spaces have been beautifully landscaped to provide complete privacy for the patio and fountain area. This looks like the perfect place to drink a morning cup of coffe, or to unwind with a glass of wine after a long day.

For your opportunity to see this unique Architectural home in Silver Lake send me an email to set up a showing. You can also call/text me at 323-333-6222! I would love to show you this amazing piece of Architectural property!

Listing provided by J.R. Davidson and Nina Chea, Keller Williams – Larchmont

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