Silver Lake Hills Float Above Lorcan O'Herlihy's Much-Published Contemporary
In the months following the sale of their handsome 1920s hunting lodge in Los Feliz to Fred Armisen and Riki Lindhome, producers Lauren Lexton and her husband, storyboard artist Kevin MacCarthy, are looking to sell another property in their real estate portfolio, one in Silver Lake, six months after the sale of the property.
It has been revealed that Rich Report has found that the new listing is a quite a departure from what the couple had before, a charming French Normandy-style lodge that was sold in September, which is pretty much the exact opposite of what they had before.
This hillside home was built by architect Lorcan O’Herlihy not long after Lexton and MacCarthy moved from New York's East Village to Los Angeles in 2000. It was designed and constructed by architect Lorcan O'Herlihy, the producer of scores of reality TV shows like "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," "Toddlers & Tiaras," and "Ace of Cakes," as well as MacCarthy, whose storyboarding credits include “Anchorman” and “There Will Be Blood.”
It was O'Herlihy's creative response to the steeply sloping lot that led him to divide the house into several sections, arranging them in a series of descending steps, employing cantilevers, bracing, and retaining walls, all anchored by cylindrical concrete columns, in order to address the challenges of the site. In the lower level of the building, there is a two-car carport, next to which is a concrete staircase that ascends up 55 steps in a glute-firming manner to reach the house above.
The two-story, approximately 2,000 square foot home was constructed by cantilevering over the hillside. This light-filled home consists of two rectangular volumes, one horizontal, one vertical, that connect to one another.
Throughout the larger horizontally oriented section, there are the living and dining room areas, a mint-green kitchen with stainless appliances, a den, two guest bedrooms and a bathroom. There are also a few smaller sections such as a pantry and laundry.
There is a sliding door in the first-floor bedroom that slides easily into place to create a second bedroom that can be used as a private office or as a separate bedroom depending on your needs. On this level, you will also find a fireplace with a Heath tile surround, a set of hardwood floors, transom windows, built-in cabinets, and French doors that lead out to the balcony deck, which is finished with heath tiles.
The upstairs of the house is comprised of a large, spacious primary bedroom with a spacious closet and one entire wall of windows facing west. It is possible to access the rooftop terrace from the bedroom via a side glass door, where dinner party guests are sure to be blown away by the spectacular views that feature an expanse of 600 square feet overlooking the surrounding hills and extending all the way into the ocean.
In the evening, everyone can retreat to the rear patio garden for a nightcap by the outdoor fireplace, which is perfect for drinking after dinner.
According to the listing agent at The Moreno Group LA, Laura Moreno and Eileen Moreno, the property has been recognized in a number of architectural books, including “Another 100 of the World’s Best Houses.” The home is listed for an asking price just under $2 million with Laura Moreno and Eileen Moreno.