William Kesling’s Adams House – a Silver Lake Streamline Moderne is ready for a face lift
3217 Fernwood Ave, Silver Lake, CA
William Kesling’s Adams House at 3217 Fernwood Ave., in Silver Lake is a prime example of Streamline Moderne architecture. This late type of Art Deco architecture emerged in the 1930s with its recognizable long horizontal lines and curing forms. The 1939 Adams house is sited on a street to street 5000sf terraced lot and displays many of the classic Streamline Moderne architectural features.
The Adams House rests within the boundaries of Silver Lake’s coveted Ivanhoe School. With 3 bedrooms and 1 bath in 1400sf of living space, this compact architectural is in need of a facelift. Last on the market in 1993 and most recently tenant-occupied, this house is ready for a Silver Lake archiphile to bring her back to her former glory. It has terrific bones and already boasts a renovated kitchen complete with Viking, Bosch and subzero appliance, but there is obvious damage to some of the interior walls.
3217 Fernwood has expansive Silver Lake city lights views and plenty of natural light from the windows running across the back of the house. The living room has a wood burning fireplace and terrace and opens to the dining area. Built-ins and bookshelves throughout the house add so the Streamline Moderne flavor. In 1935 William Kesling was Southern California’s most prolific Streamline Moderne, aka Modernistic, architects. He designed a number of Silver Lake homes, two of which are the Skinner House at 1530 N Easterly Terrace and the Wilson House at 1831 Fanning Street. The Fanning St. house sold in May 2007 for $1,130,575. If you are interesting in learning more about William Kesling and the homes he designed throughout Southern California, check out the book: Kesling Modern Structures: Popularizing Modern Design in Southern California 1934-1962 Currently listed with Sotheby’s for $885,000, The Adams House at 3217 Fernwood Ave in Silver Lake is a window into the past and a very cool piece of real estate! View Larger Map For more information on this particular property and buying or selling property in Silver Lake, Echo Park, Los Feliz, and surrounding areas, contact me directly at 213-215-4758 or check out LApropertySolutions.com Jenny Durling Broker Associate L.A. Property Solutions 213-215-4758 info@LApropertySolutions.com LApropertySolutions.com Copyright © 2011 By Jenny Durling * William Kesler’s Adams House – a Silver Lake Streamline Moderne is ready for a face lift*