@jandrrealestate hi! i am so excited for you all to see our new silverlake listing. we are having an off market preview party on friday (tomorrow) february 8th from 4-7 pm with tacos and drinks and hugs. this is seriously the most heartbreakingly special home. this insanely perfect post and beam was designed by the former president of the american institute for architects and it truly is a piece of art.
2317 Bancroft 90039 (silverlake)
offered at $1,175,000
2bed plus office 1bath (The Davies Residence: a collaborative vision of nature brought to life by mid-century architectural icon and generalist John Kewell.
Commissioned in 1950 by notable LAUSD landscape architect Bill Davies, Mr. Kewell was encouraged to design a livable treehouse with a cabin feel, and that’s precisely what he delivered in 2317 Bancroft Avenue. Classically modernist but hardly dogmatic in style, here, he’s carefully choreographed a post-war space that interacts seamlessly with the land. With its cantilevered design and low profile roof, this home has the striking feature of lacking load bearing corners, allowing for large glass sheets to frame the Hollywood Sign, the Silver Lake reservoir, and the Observatory, all in one spectacular view.
Despite his untimely death in 1975, Mr. Kewell's impact on Southern California’s iconic landscape lives on; his pre-eminent architectural work, The Schipper Residence, commissioned in 1952 by art critic and historian for the Los Angeles Times, Merle Schipper, was a recent high-profile sale and subject of much architectural conversation. Other notable items on Mr. Kewell’s C.V. include construction of the Katella Park Homes subdivision in Garden Grove, one of the first of its kind; serving as President of the AIA at the height of the movement (1965), as well as providing the master design for CalTech.)