Silver Lake Architectural Allyn Morris Design Studio and Residence Hits the Market

New to the Silver Lake market is the Allyn Morris Design Studio and  residence at 2390 Silver Ridge Avenue in Silver Lake, California

black and white photo of Allyn Morris Studio in Silver Lake

Allyn Morris Studio architectural home in Silver LakeSilver Lake Architectural of brick, steel and glass at 2390 Silver Ridge Avenue as his own personal residence and studio. The black and white photo from the 50's shows the home as it still looks today (without the collector car under the carport!)

The cantilevered space  is compact at just 1026sf but feels larger due to its height and the walls of glass that open to expansive views.

Allyn Morris Studio Loft in Silver LakeThe Allyn Morris Studio has a two story living room, dining and kitchen area with the master bedroom on a mezzanine. There are bright red accents throughout the house not only in the steel framing and and railings but in the kitchen and furnishings as well.

Red Spiral Staircase Creates Visual Impact

spiral stairway to loft in Allyn Morris Studio in Silver LakeThe master bedroom loft space is reached by  a spiral staircase of steel.  The staircase itself as visible from inside as well as outside the house is a design statement of its own. The lower level had been used at the architect’s studio but could certainly serve as a second bedroom for its next owner. It’s unassuming street view of brick and single carport has changed little since the house was built in 1958.

The interior of this Silver Lake Architectural retains many original details from bathroom fixtures to mosaic and brick work. Stepping into the home is like stepping back in time.

Allyn Morris Studio Loft in Silver Lake Kitchen

Though the original kitchen of the Allyn Morris Design Studio was demolished, the updated kitchen remains true to the original design and  Morris provided advice and supervision during the remodeling. The cabinetry was painted a bright red to match the spiral staircase and other design elements of the house.

More about Mid Century Architect Allyn Morris

Max Bubeck House is Eagle RockThe first home he built was the was the 1956 Max Bubeck house  in Eagle Rock-  another multi-level minimalist design of  steel, concrete, and glass. Allyn Morris designed a number of inventive houses, apartment buildings, offices and shopping center. Most of his work included modern properties built in the 50's,including the Echo Park apartments which have been converted to the condo complex known as Lago Vista.

Mid Century Architect in Books

More information about the architect can be found online as well as in  in publications such as  “A Guide to Architecture in Los Angeles & Southern California” and “ Forgotten Modern: California Houses 1940-1970” by Alan Hess, available at Amazon. As for the Allyn Morris Design Studio, it is currently listed with Crosby Doe at $668,000 and sure to garner its share of attention.

2390 Silver Ridge Avenue in Silver Lake, California

View Larger Map If you'd like to see this property, give me a call and I'd be glad to show it to you.  For more information on buying or selling property in Silver Lake, Echo Park, Los Feliz, and surrounding areas, contact me directly at 213-215-4758 or check out Jenny Durling signature Jenny Durling Broker Associate L.A. Property Solutions 213-215-4758 Copyright © 2011 By Jenny Durling * Silver Lake Architectural Allyn Morris Design Studio and Residence Hits the Market*

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#1 By Merrill at 7/24/2013 7:55 PM

I'm really enjoying your posts. I wish you would add blogs more often.

#2 By Jenny Durling at 7/24/2013 9:26 PM

Merrill, I am working on being more consistent. It can be tough to keep writing when I get busy with clients but it's definitely on my to do list!

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