In his latest column in MarketWatch, The Agency’s Edward Fitz reminisces on the textured patchwork of one of L.A.’s most historically important neighborhoods, Silver Lake. Many great architects in the 20th century left their footprint on what are now very valuable homes that have their structures in tact with the addition of modern appliances and technologies. Many… Read more
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Whether you’re a real estate agent, screenwriter, entrepreneur, student or struggling actor, everyone in LA has his or her favorite coffee shop – and takes coffee seriously. Here are The Agency’s personal picks for the 10 best coffee shops in this buzzing metropolis. 1. Alfred, Melrose Place Incredibly chic and yet still with a warm atmosphere,… Read more
The following Neighborhood Spotlight was originally published in The Agency Report – Third Quarter. The neighborhood spotlight this quarter is on prime single-family home sales in Silver Lake-Echo Park. The neighborhood has returned to peak pre-recession levels, with 31 sales in 2013 over $1 million. While average pricing has remained consistent since 2005, average price per… Read more
Less than a year after being named the “Hippest Hipster Neighborhood In America” by FORBES, Silver Lake grabs national attention once again for landing in the top ten Best Big-City Neighborhoods in the country; this time according to CNN Money. The neighborhood’s walkability, density of eclectic professionals, and impressive arts scene all add to Silver… Read more
This November 18, AIA | Los Angeles‘ Modernist/Contemporary Tour will put the spotlight on Rudolph Schindler’s Bubeshko Apartments, one of the architect’s best-known multi-family designs. Architecture and design enthusiasts will be treated to a guided tour by Eric Haas, AIA, and Chava Danielson, AIA, of DSH Architects, the firm responsible for renovating the two apartment buildings designed by Schindler… Read more
Your Ray-Ban’s aren’t playing tricks on you: Los Angeles’ Silver Lake was voted the Hippest Hipster Neighborhood in America on Forbes’ inaugural list, beating out other hipster havens like San Francisco’s Mission District, Brooklyn’s Williamsburg and Chicago’s Wicker Park. According to Forbes, the ranking was based on the neighborhood’s “walkability;” number of neighborhood coffee shops; assortment of local… Read more
Situated on a cul-de-sac in a tree top setting, this modern interpretation of a California bungalow is an ideal Silver Lake artist’s retreat. Highlights of the impeccably renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bath home include a wide open floor plan with high beamed ceilings, fine interior finishes, hardwood floors and heaps of natural light. Both bathrooms are appointed with Porcelanosa Italian tile and Cifial fixtures.