An Imagineer Lives Here!
In the heart of the community-oriented, artistic and hip neighborhood of Silverlake, is a retreat/resort style residence purposefully privatized for your delight and discovery!
Truly a labor of love and imagination, 1539 Murray, the 1923 Craftsman Bungalow charmed its way into the life of one Walt Disney Imagineer and co-designer, to begin its evolving 15-year transformation. An in-your-own backyard experience!
With privacy as a priority the home is obscured from street views along with the mystical backyard completely enclosed with tropical bamboo. Hints of what’s to come are delicately and minimally placed at the vintage entrance of the home. Flanked by thick bamboo the home’s entrance has been modestly decorated to reflect the bigger picture experience waiting both inside and outside!
The 1,558 square feet residence is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom home with the addition of an outdoor bathroom off the primary bedroom, sited on an expansive lot for Silverlake of 6,238 square feet. The interior offers a contemporary warm feel with lingering inspirations from the era of its inception. Beautiful wood flooring throughout with classic 20s window and door casings and exquisite design details captured in the bathrooms; white cabinets, black and white floor tiles. Classic and beautiful!
The blended theme of vintage, contemporary and warm tropics continues into the bedrooms. In particular interest is the primary bedroom with warm wood stained doors, an elegant floor to ceiling built in wardrobe. Its from here we pass through the double French doors into a Balinese inspired full outdoor bathroom.
The cozy guest bedroom needs a mention here, specifically of its real wood wall coverings and the very much-loved views!
The kitchen is an eclectic collection of colors, textures and styling. A chef’s cozy dream for exotic culinary entertaining. High end stainless still appliances including a Wolf stove, wine and beverage refrigerators. There is a quaint dining offering within the kitchen and an adjacent dining room. Spacious windows and French doors offer an abundance of light with views out into the gardens.
From the kitchen there is access to a deck, a bartender’s dream! With the year-round weather potential in Southern California, the doors can remain open expanding the kitchen with that seamless indoor-outdoor feel.
Now onto what you didn’t know you were waiting for! The descent down the spiraling staircase enticingly leads you to step into a whole new world of magical possibilities for living, entertaining and in-home resorting. You can have it all!
The backyard is both a nod to the owners’ love of tropical getaways and vintage expression of the moderne LA lifestyle. The love for entertaining and cooking developed into an outdoor kitchen, a 1,500 bottle wine cellar, and vintage Tiki bar from the 60s. The walls behind the Tiki bar are authentic Balinese antiques as is the hand-carved day bed. The pool table was added for entertainment as well as doubling for a dining table, the simple add of a table top makes for great wine tasting dinners!
No resort is complete without pools and spas, and yes those are also here! A crystal-clear, environmentally friendly, salt-water pool, a cedar Japanese soaking tub, infrared sauna and a yoga studio which doubles as a tranquil space to receive a massage or meditate—this is your own personal spa!
The creative space, now a recording studio, can be used as you desire. Perhaps a rentable guest room with renovated bathroom including a stone shower.
This home has the added bonus as environmentally conscious, with solar panels, both photovoltaic to aid in powering the house, and thermal to heat the pool and assist in heating the hot tub. They are 100% paid for so no additional costs. They are also connected to two Tesla Power-walls, the most powerful ones, which are also 100% owned. A Tesla home charger and a 240V outlet for a second EV charger is conveniently located by each parking space in the front of the home. Lastly, the west-facing windows have been tinted to reduce UV and heat during the hotter months.
This is a remarkable offering, a home lovingly designed with a high sense of escapism, and an immersion, like none other, into a real-time physical ‘wonderful world’ narrative created by an Imagineer! How unique and extraordinary is that?
2br + 2ba, 1558 SF, 6238 lot size
List Price: $1,549,000