Seriously Planked, This House Designed By Barbara Bestor In Silver Lake Is Looking For $4.25MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 2312 Baxter Street, Silver Lake
What: One of Silver Lake’s largest and most visually aggressive houses, this elegant, interlocking composition is instantly recognizable as the work of LA’s unpredictable Modernist, architect Barbara Bestor. Silver Lake has always been a venue for great LA architecture, Neutra and Schindler built projects within a few blocks, and Bestor is firmly in this tradition. Built on a steep site, the 3-story, 6-bed, 7-bath dwelling dominates its immediate neighborhood of vintage frame houses.
Bestor was the second architect on the sprawling, L-shaped project (the original owners fired the first one) and with the foundation already poured, she designed the structure to fit a pre-ordained footprint. Like us, you’ve probably already decided “what a great place for a party.”
Below, views of the entry, living room, and a brilliant library with fish tank.
…which eventually connects to a vast kitchen and family room.
Which in turn opens to this 2-story loggia. There’s also an upstairs living room that connects via the bridge to a guest suite.
Sadly, the current owners bought the house expecting to settle down in LA, except their film work keeps them travelling all over the world.
Recommended Links: Check out the property’s dedicated site for many more images (seriously) and information; the agent’s blog for a personal look at the property and Silver Lake’s history, and of course, Bestor Architecture. Further links below to our coverage of Barbara Bestor.