Choy was the first Chinese American architect in California to join the American Institute of Architects. At the helm of Choy Associates he designed many of Chinatown’s commercial and public structures, including Cathay Bank which is applauded for merging New Formalism with traditional Chinese decorative elements.
He also designed this gated mid-century estate and single-family homes in and around Silver Lake, including his own family residence, and this modernist structure built in built in 1954.
Clad in redwood, the home sits on the southwest side of the Silver Lake Reservoir at 3200 Windsor Avenue. Features inside the two-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath include vaulted beam ceilings, a fireplace surrounded by redwood paneling, and a galley-style kitchen off to the side. Off the living room is a sunroom framed in glass leading out to the backyard.
Last sold in 2013 for $831,000, the home also comes with a converted garage you can use as a home office or recording studio. Asking price is $1,379,000.
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Listing courtesy of Dan Ortega – Sotheby’s International Realty