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Silver Lake Hills! Expansive VIEWS! Luxury House, 2 Master Suites, Lush Gardens

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house

Overview

About the property

2 Master Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Welcome to a spectacular luxury home, nestled in a lush hillside garden with breathtaking views in America's 'hippest neighborhood', Silver Lake. This 3/4 acre property is a true piece of paradise, an oasis in the middle of this great city. The spacious house is bright and breezy and the grounds are a tiered garden of Eden filled with flowers and fruit trees and patios and decks and a spa, all featuring wonderful views of the lake and Hollywood Hills beyond (featuring the Hollywood sign and Griffith Park Observatory). The classic LA view!

The home is set way back off the street. It is multileveled and offers modern open plan living, with large windows everywhere displaying the spectacular views throughout. At either end of the house there are two master Bedroom suites with full bathrooms. One is nestled in the garden, a Utopian setting with a door leading directly into the lush greenery. The other has vaulted ceilings and a large picture window featuring that gorgeous view again, with a door leading out onto a large deck. It will be tough to decide which bedroom to enjoy first.

Originally the house was a classic California bungalow from the 1920’s. It has been tastefully expanded and updated with all of the luxuries of modern living. The living room features a wall of bi-folding glass doors which create a 16’ opening to a 500 sq. ft. deck, a spectacular perch form which to enjoy the dramatic sunsets across the lake.

The eat-in kitchen is state of the art, a real cook’s delight with everything you’ll need, brand new appliances and striking black granite countertops. It also feature a charming banquette, surrounded by windows, nestled in the garden and bathed in light from the three overhead skylights.

One of the master bedrooms has a bonus room for an office and dressing room and its bathroom features a whirlpool tub with garden view. But you’re probably not going to need it, the outdoor spa is just up the hillside in the back yard. It is situated high on a promontory with an expansive view framed by fruit trees and palms, a truly idyllic spot.

The unfortunate thing about this house is you are probably here to see Los Angeles, but you won’t want to leave the property.

Other amenities include a majestic stone fireplace in the living room, perfect for those cool winter evenings. There’s a gas grill on the front deck, wireless (or wired) internet, Garage parking, brand new LG washer and dryer with steam feature, a 65” Sony smart HDTV with Direct TV Genie with HBO/SHO and Starz, Netflix and Amazon Prime. And there are additional TV’s in the bedrooms. There is central A/C but you probably won’t need it as there are ceiling fans throughout and the house is airy and breezy. The furnishings are a mix of modern with some quality eclectic pieces, and a great collection of colored glass lamps. All designed by me, the owner, a design architect with great taste.

The expansive 1/2 acre hillside property tiers up the hill to my house which is directly around the corner, so the two properties join together, part of why we have this extravagant garden right in the middle of Americas second largest city. And I am nearby to respond quickly to any needs or issues that may arise.

This home 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 house 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 house 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.

Please note that cats live in the yard, they generally keep to themselves and they are not allowed in the house.

I am open to longer rentals as well and I will happily negotiate discounts for extended stays.

The house is registered for Transient Occupancy with the City of Los Angeles and thus I am required to charge (and pay to the city) a 14% Transient Occupancy Tax for all rentals under 30 days. If you stay longer than 30 days, we do not have to pay the tax.

More Details

Property Manager
Jeffrey Schneider
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 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 house 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 house 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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Silver Lake in Northeast Los Angeles

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No music outside.
  • Limit friends of guests to the property to 3 or seek permission.
  • Be considerate neighbors, please bring things down to a whisper outside after 10PM, maybe a little later on weekends.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Stylish Black and White tile work and skylights
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Expansive bathroom, tub with garden view
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom Suite with bonus room for office
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2nd Master bedroom Suite
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Silver Lake Hills! Expansive VIEWS! Luxury House, 2 Master Suites, Lush Gardens
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Magical Experience

  • 5 of 5

From morning coffee on one of the peaceful outdoor seating areas to dinner on the deck with an overview of the twinkling lights over and beyond beautiful Silver Lake, our experience could not have been more enjoyable and comfortable. Jeffrey super responsive to a minor problem of the faucet handle being loose in one of the bathrooms and fixed it immediately. Kitchen well equipped. Was happy there was a Keurig coffee maker. Very clean and the decor was to our personal liking.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Views Are Amazing but the cats are not =(

  • 3 of 5

I will start off by saying this home does have beautiful views from the main floor and from the hot tub. Sitting in the hot tub and looking out over everything is what made this home worth it. Sadly there were a good amount of things that made this home a place we will not return to. I will first start off with the driveway it is so steep and narrow that if you are willing to go up it you have to turn your mirrors in and pray your not going to hit something. We called the owner upon arrival and he said he doesnt suggest driving a bigger vehicle up the hill, that many people have lots there mirrors or they have gotten damaged. Now knowing this ahead of time wouldve been useful!!! Next this home is surrounded by cats the owner states they all allow there cats to roam around and if you dont keep door closed or locked the cats will come in, again something to know in advance! Our room smelled like cat pee it was disgusting, for the amount charged to stay there we got to smell cat piss. We have a son severely allergic to cats if we had known this again we wouldnt have stayed we actually will have to wash all our items before taking them into our home and change as well because of the fact that cats were in the home prior we have to now go wash everything so our baby doesnt have an reaction to a home we didn't even know would be a problem. And if those issues arent bad enough if the owner looses a cat during the day you will see him walking around the home looking so again no privacy this is an issue that isn't mentioned. You also share with a neighbor who is literally right next to you, so you look to your left and the patio and home are shared with you along with the hot tub, all these items are just not what was relayed to us upon booking. The owner lives behind this place so again can see him or someone else walking around asking if you saw there cats which we had happen to us a couple times while trying to relax were asked if we saw there cats and then we see them walking around looking for them. The sad thing is for the price your paying you dont get privacy, you dont get a clean home, you dont get much space among other things. I dont want to rant or write a bad review as I actually hate doing it, I am not going to mention other things that we noticed I am only mentioning the things I feel people should know upon arrival its only fair and since the owner doesn't mention it in the description someone should!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Me-owww!! I'm sorry for your experience. I have over 100 5 stars reviews and nobody has ever complained about the cats or smells or about my "lurking," a term which, frankly, I find mean spirited, defamatory and completely untrue. What really happened here, according to my housekeeper, is that you didn't follow my recommendation to be sure to close the backyard doors as you go in and out - which I instructed -and one of the cats must have gotten in and left a mark. Probably the cat that I was "lurking" for, when I met you in the yard. I did find him in your driveway, outside the protected yard, I imagine he got out through your house. The property does come with a 3/4 acre of wildlife and gardens, a normal highlight to most guests - and with that comes due diligence that it appears you did not take. My warnings about the mirrors were just to make sure you are careful going up and down as you arrived with a large SUV. An advisory, not an attack. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the same 5 star experience as the 40 previous on this site and 129 previous 5-star reviews on another site. Los Angeles is a dense city and we do have neighbors, and yet because I own and live in the adjacent property directly around the corner, the combined yards (3/4 acre, almost unheard of in this big city) and dense landscaping create both space and privacy. My apologies if this did not meet your expectations.
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Great place, amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Jeffrey's place for one week after Thanksgiving. The house is great, with an amazing space and Jeffrey was very helpful throughout our stay. We stayed with our 20months old daughter, which proved totally fine. The location is great, we didn't know Silver Lake and were definitely charmed by the area.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment with great views, the accordion doors opening up onto the deck are incredible. We had some trouble with the AC but Jefferey was very accommodating and brought us a window unit to make up for it.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Really great home

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with husband & 2 teenage daughters & it was a great house with everything you need. Views absolutely stunning looking over the Hollywood Hills.We had a really busy week so only used the hot tub once but it was fantastic. We were sad to leave & would definitely recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
LAX, BUR
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak; Union Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
5, 2, 101, 110, 134
Car: recommended

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £120.88

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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