2421 Silver Ridge Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Interior: 1,201 sq. ft. (approx.)
Exterior: 6,539 sq. ft. (approx.)
Web #: 0028040
MLS ID: 18-357388
Harwell Hamilton Harris was unique among early American modernist architects. He was a rare native grown American star working around European émigré wunderkind designers, and he concentrated on perfecting a modern regional architecture. Trained by Richard Neutra, yet influenced heavily by Frank Lloyd Wright, H.H. Harris designed houses that fit comfortably into the Californian landscape.
Our rare and significant offering is a striking example of H.H. Harris at his early simple best. There is a zen quality to the design and landscaping. Harris believed that the architect worked from the inside out, and here he arranged compositions of box-like masses juxtaposed in surprising ways. Walls of glass and an almost Japanese simplicity define the public rooms with banks of one-lite French doors, transforming the house into a modernist pavilion. The outdoor terraces extend the living spaces into nature itself, and there is a wonderful entertaining and dining area adjacent to the kitchen. On the lower floor there are two bright and well-proportioned bedrooms, and a generous bathroom. The views are verdant and serene and encompass the Lake, John Lautner’s “Silvertop”, and even the Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Sign.