Attention Architectural Collectors: Allyn E. Morris’s Sexy Silver Lake Home for Only $668,000

Attention Architectural Collectors: Allyn E. Morris’s Sexy Silver Lake Home for Only $668,000

Photo Credit: Artemis Niarchos

From CurbedLA to TheEastsider to your momma’s momma, the Mid-Century architectural gem of Allyn E. Morris at 2390 Silver Ridge Avenue, nestled along the eastern edge of Silver Lake, is getting more frenetic press than the Royal Wedding and, perhaps, rightly so.

The studio and home of the architect has been carefully preserved and restored, with a nod against the commonplace wooden post-and-beam structure of its 1958 inception and towards the structural, beautiful ingenuity of the future: steel.  When coupled with a precise amount of concrete and an exuberant use of glass — boom! — a true tri-level masterpiece with sylvan views of the San Gabriel mountains, accessible garden terraces, and a strikingly simple interior space, all cantilevered on the hillside.

As an ardent supporter of Allyn E. Morris’s Echo Park post (cold) war condo monolith Lago Vista, the studio Morris called his home feels like a living art installation at MOCA.  When the eye isn’t gleaming from the quiet landscape, its attention is drawn towards red everywhere — the red sinewy staircase, the red giant-sized steel-framed glass enclosures, the Ferrari red kitchen, the red balcony railings.  Put simply, the home would pair quite well with red-soled 5-inch Christian Louboutins, encased in museum glass or part of your girlfriend’s couture collection.

And, the price tag to own sexy Silver Lake real estate, guaranteed to one-up all your friends’ bachelor pads?  Only $668,000, for now.  With all the press, you can count on multiple offers.  Celebrated Mid-Century Modern photographer Julius Shulman toted the home as Morris’s best work.  At the right price and terms, it could be yours.

For additional information on the home, or to compare Neutras and Schindlers, feel free to contact Jovelle at (213) 718-1110.


1 bedroom + 2 baths

1,026 square feet


Architectural plans, included with sale

LA Historic Cultural Monument & Mills Act, eligible

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Michael D. Phillips of Crosby Doe Associates has the listing.

About Jovelle Schaffer

Echo Park native and real estate agent who loves to cook, imbibe, and write about Los Angeles real estate, community, revitalization.

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