This neighborhood icon, profiled in the current edition of Country Gardens Magazine, is four blocks from Ivanhoe Elementary and just two blocks from the Silver Lake Reservoir. A graceful French Chateau Style home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, it is affectionately referred to as the “Creek House” because of the nearly 50-foot-long stream that greets your arrival. Amazingly, this water feature and lush surrounding landscape are only part of what makes 2431 Tesla Terrace so special.
The single-level house–which will be open Saturday and Sunday, May 18 & 19 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.–was built in 1928 and has been tastefully remodeled by its owners, one of them a professional designer. Bright, contemporary updates have left period details intact, including original red oak floors with dark wood insets, a barrel-shaped ceiling, arched passthroughs, and French windows & doors. An excellent layout places the kitchen in the Northeast corner, and includes a breakfast area which is bathed in morning sunlight, a walk-in pantry and laundry nook. Quartz countertops, dark wood cabinetry and a subway tile backsplash are matched with an energy-efficient Asko dishwasher, five-burner GE Profile cooktop and a genuine 1950‘s Tappan oven, famous for its quality.
A wide hallway marks the center of the home, flowing nicely to the bedrooms which include a master bedroom with French doors, opening to a private back yard. Bathrooms have been thoroughly remodeled to exude zen-inspired luxury, with modern tile work, marble-topped vanities, glass-enclosed showers and designer fixtures. Storage space, often rare in a home of this vintage, is surprisingly abundant. Two of the bedrooms have walk-in closets, and the main hallway closet is so large it feels like a room. An attached two-car garage can be directly accessed from the house and includes a custom built cedar-lined storage vault. This huge bonus space is ideal for stowing boxes, gear and extra clothes.
Yet, it’s the outdoor space for which the Creek House is renown. The back yard feels like an extension of the residence, a great “outdoor room.” Surrounded by a redwood fence, interwoven with copper and aluminum panels, there’s a sheltering trellis with mesh overlay to allow in sunlight that is never too harsh. At night, restaurant-style lighting creates the perfect mood for entertaining on any scale. The front yard, which opens to majestic mountain views, is highlighted by pathways, sitting areas and a pair of handmade wooden bridges traversing “Tesla Creek.” Said the owners, when asked about the home for a front-page profile in the LA Times Garden Section: “We created a space to escape city life, without actually leaving.”
For a photo tour, head to 2431teslaterrace.com.
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