About the property
- Apartment650 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
Hillside retreat in America's "hippest" neighborhood, Quiet, Comfortable Luxury
This prime Silver Lake 1BR truly offers a private and serene retreat, with all the amenities of a luxury hotel in the heart of the city. The spacious 650 sq ft apartment is in a prime quiet hillside location with expansive views of Silver Lake with Hollywood Sign and Observatory in the background amazing sunsets, your private perch overlooking the city.
The apartment is in a lush garden setting, it's light and airy with lots of windows and a great hillside breeze blowing through. The main living area features an open plan with a large archway connecting the living room and spacious eat-in kitchen.
The comfortable living room with its eclectic furnishings opens onto the front deck and shares it's glorious view. Here you can relax on the sofa and enjoy Direct TV on the new 42' Sony with an HD DVR with HBO/SHO and Starz. There is also a comfortable “Home Office” desk area, where you can log onto the high speed internet. The spacious eat-in kitchen is a fully equipped chef's kitchen. It has state of the art stainless appliances and the long Caesar stone counter tops offer lots of room to get creative. The open arched plan allows you to visit with friends in the living room while cooking, you can also enjoy the view or just watch the news on TV. And of course there's a coffee maker and coffee grinder and fine fresh complimentary coffee beans. A staple of LA life!
The very comfortable bedroom has a brand new queen sized mattress, a large walk-in closet with lots of space, and a beautiful antique Japanese Tansu chest of drawers for your extended wardrobe. The bedroom also has a new 32' Samsung TV also hooked up with an HD DVR. The bedroom opens out onto the lush backyard, with a beautiful Sedona stone patio. Here you will find a gas grill and quaint wrought iron bistro seating for a romantic outdoor dinner, or your morning cup of coffee.
There is a washer and dryer in the basement, which also offers some additional storage space for your extended stay.
The apartment will give you an authentic flavor of life here in this special community. Silver Lake has been a magnet to creative people for decades. Artists, Film makers, Musicians and Architects have been drawn to this almost bucolic setting, lush hillside homes around a lake in the middle of this huge and vital city. The apartment is in the absolute heart of this community, just 2 blocks from the lake with its popular jogging path and the beloved Silver Lake meadows, the core of this creative neighborhood. Mix with the local color, have a picnic on the lawns, enjoy a glass of wine, fly a kite, become a part of this dynamic community.
Wonderful shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, music venues, galleries and all the other attributes of an artistic enclave are abundant and easily accessible from the apartment, many by foot or a just a short drive. Just around the corner you you'll find a few of Silver Lake's trendiest spots, the Cha Cha Lounge, The Red Lion Tavern, Silver Lake Wine, Gingergrass, Silverlake Coffee, The Edendale Grill, Home restaurant... The list just begins.
Silver Lake has been an architect's playground for decades, many famous designers have experimented here, building what have become iconic examples of mid century modern designs. You will find many classic Neutras, Schindlers, Lautners, Ellwood, Ain, Lloyd Wrights, down the block and around the corners. My favorite is an exquisite Lloyd Wright around the corner, it was home to Anais Nin, where she wrote many of her trailblazing diaries. Many young architects are continuing in that tradition of experimental modernism and many new future icons continue to pop up all over the neighborhood.
Although you feel like you're in a hillside lake resort in the Italian countryside, the apartment is right near 4 of the city's main arteries, the 5, 101, 110, and the 2 freeways are minutes away. So the entire city is easily accessible from here. Head west on the 10 to the beaches of Santa Monica and Venice, or you can hop the 2 west to Pasadena and enjoy a day in old town and the gorgeous Huntington Gardens and Museum (Gainsborough's Blue Boy) and the astounding collection at the Norton Simon museum (many Van Goghs, and a Raphael). If you're here for work you can hop the 5 to Universal, Warner Brothers, Disney and Dreamworks, all a short 10 minute drive. Or take surface streets to the Paramount lot, a 10 minute drive. Downtown is even closer. Enjoy the LA Philharmonic at the Frank Gehry designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, an opera at the Dorothy Chandler, a play or musical at the Mark Taper or a concert at the Staples Center or Nokia Theatre at LA live. Hit MOMA, or LACMA. It's all nearby, Silver Lake really is the perfect central location to visit all of LA. And my place offers serene and functional comfort, a perfect home base for your visit.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Jeffrey Schneider
I have been a long term resident of Silver Lake, over 20 years now. I'm originally from NY and spent my early adult life as a pioneer of the East Village in NYC going to NYU, then working as a set designer in the NY theatre. I came out to California to work with architects doing specialty design for many high end casinos and hotels in Las Vegas and around the world. I'm just another Silver Lake artist/eccentric, living with cats, doing my design work and enjoying life in Silver Lake.
Jeffrey Schneider purchased this Apartment in 1993
Why Jeffrey Schneider chose Silver Lake
I came to Silver Lake in the early 90's to visit a friend who had just moved out here. I fell in love with the life here and the community and I knew immediately that this was the next step in my life's journey.
What makes this Apartment unique
When I gaze over the lake at the hills I feel like I'm in a resort in a European hill town. And yet this is probably the most vital metropolis in the US (after NY). To enjoy such serenity in the middle of such a large city is really special.
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Lovely apartment nestled in the hills and overlooking the Hollywood Sign!
My friend and I enjoyed our recent getaway weekend in LA and one of the best parts of our trip was this rental! The information provided before hand made finding the place and checking in a breeze....we showed up, entered the key code provided, and voila....our home away from home!!!!
The apartment and furnishings were clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well appointed and all other necessities such as iron, ironing board, hangers, blow dryer, hand soap, dish soap, shampoo/conditioner etc were provided.
The apartment was conveniently located to everywhere we ventured out in LA and street parking was easy.
Highly recommend this rental and will stay again in the future!!
Great House - Great Location
This is our 3rd time stay here. So you can tell that we love the place. Great view from the front deck. Easy access to many areas in LA.
We will be back!!
Beautiful, clean and comfortable in a Great Location!
We loved our stay here. The communication with the owner was good. He promptly responded to questions and timely sent instructions. The apartment was fun, with a great patio in the front and out back. The kitchen was well equipped with newer appliances. I loved the open space from the kitchen to the living room then through to the front patio. We were able to walk a couple of blocks to a few restaurants and had a fun evening at a German beer garden nearby. We also followed a trail in the book “Hidden Staircases” which we found in the apartment. I highly recommend taking hike #23 - starting at the apartment in the morning and having breakfast at Home (the restaurant) then stopping by the record store on the way back to the apartment. A perfect morning!
The location was perfect for my recent 3 night stay. The neighbourhood felt very safe to walk around in the daytime and evening, and it was easy access to highways to get around LA and area. We had no problem finding street parking right outside the house.
Jeffrey sent us the code for getting into the house in advance, and inside there was additional information for our stay, as well as a map showing local eateries with a brief summary of each. Quite a few were within a 10-15 minute walk from the house, which was very convenient. There was also a grocery store about a 5 minute walk away.
Inside the house we had everything we needed, and a very spacious kitchen and dining area. There was a porch out front overlooking Hollywood Hills, and a patio with a barbecue out back (didn’t end up using it though).
There is a full flight of stairs up the the front door, so this could be a challenge for those with mobility issues.
We come to Silver Lake frequently to visit family. During this week we celebrated Christmas at this lovely home. The view alone was worth it but many other things stand out: quiet safe neighborhood, easy parking, close to Silver Lake reservoir for daily walks, light and airy, large bedroom and large kitchen. Why would someone stay in a hotel when they have a home like this to come home to every night? Simply wonderful. We will book again.
Great location, well equipped kitchen. Comfortable outside spaces to relax. Perfect!
We came to Silverlake for an early Thanksgiving celebration with our daughter. We hosted a dinner for 6. The kitchen is very well stocked with plenty of pots, pans, serving ware, dishes etc. ; the kitchen was plenty big for multiple cooks. We had dinner on the front deck, the outdoor lights made it festive. So great!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cancellations: Cancellation made over 30 days before your arrival will receive a full refund less a processing fee of 15% of the total agreement. Cancellations made within 30 days of the arrival date forfeit the full advance payment. In the event of a cancellation every effort will be made to re-rent for the time or part of the time. If successful, a refund or partial refund will be made less a 15% processing fee. I encourage guests who's plans are uncertain to take advantage of the travelers insurance offered by the Homeaway site to guarantee a refund in the unfortunate event you need to cancel at the last minute.