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A fascinating midcentury modern home perched in the hills of Silver Lake

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Perched atop the hills of Silver Lake in Los Angeles, California, this spectacular midcentury modern home was designed in 1967 by architect Thomas Takahashi as his personal family home. This pedigreed post and beam jewel box floats amongst the treetops offering magnificent, panoramic views of Griffith Observatory and the iconic Hollywood sign.

A “jewel box” home is a smaller, sophisticated home with lots of expensive materials and high-end finishes and details. Comprised of wood and walls of glass, this exceptional architectural time capsule consists of 1,434 square feet of living space with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and studio space. The light-filled interiors was renovated by interior designer Colby Brown

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A sanctuary in the sky,  live a serene dream in this treehouse-like setting, surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature from every room. Period details include cork flooring, redwood decking, original cabinetry, and Formica countertops.

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Modern amenities include central A/C, heated tile flooring, and a water filtration system. Hovering over a 1/3 of an acre, containing lush grounds and gardens, Mr. Takahashi’s pottery kiln and studio still stand with a collection of his original work.

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What We Love: This midcentury modern home nestled in the hills of Silver Lake features expansive walls of glass to capture views of the spectacular surroundings. The interiors have an airy aesthetic thanks to walls of glazing along with clerestory windows. A seamless indoor-outdoor connection expands the living space for this compact home, which is perfect for entertaining. We are loving the preserved details of the original home and the feeling of serenity with this home being elevated above the treetops.

Tell Us: What are your overall thoughts on the design of this home? Would you change any of the details if this were your dwelling? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Take a look at a couple of other remarkable Southern California home tours that we have showcased here on One Kindesign: Luxurious hillside home boasts jaw-dropping views over the LA Skyline and Midcentury ranch home in Mandeville Canyon gets beautifully refreshed.

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Above: This home office space includes the original cork paneling and tile flooring.

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Above: In the kitchen, yellow formica countertops brighten this space against the crisp white of the cabinetry. The stainless steel appliances were added in the renovation, along with a skylight to bring natural light into the space.

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Above: Just off the living room, the walls of this dining area feature wood paneling. There is a seamless connection between the pair of living space, making entertaining a breeze.

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Above: Yellow formica countertops can be found in both of the home’s bathrooms.

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Above: Floor-to-ceiling windows wrap this main bedroom, which has access to a large terrace with jaw-dropping views.

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Above: The studio serves as a timecapsule, showcasing the architects’ original pottery.

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Above: This meandering pathway leads to the pottery studio that was originally used by the architect/owner of this home.

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Above: There are plenty of spaces to lounge on this property, including this intimate garden. There are mature fruit trees that can be found on the property.

PHOTOGRAPHER Alex Zarour | Virtually Here Studios

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