10162 Silverton, a two-bedroom, one-bath home, has 1,151 square feet of living space on a large mostly flat 6,325 square foot lot and is zoned LARD 3. The home lies in the Sunland/Tujunga area of the San Fernando Valley nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Though Sunland and Tujunga began as separate settlements, they are today linked through a single police station, branch library, neighborhood council, chamber of commerce, City Council district, high school and various civic organizations. The merging of these communities under a hyphenated name goes back to 1928. A rural area of ranches and horses and landscapes of breath-taking beauty, Sunland/Tujunga contains the highest point of the city—Mount Lukens.
Named for Theodore Parker Lukens—a successful Pasadena businessman, landowner and two-time mayor whose passion lay in reforestation and conservation—the mountain and surrounding landscape is covered in dense chaparral consisting of Manzanita, Buckthorn, Scrub Oak, Yucca and other California Native plant species and is a popular area for hikers, cyclists and nature lovers.
At the turn of the century, the area was a popular vacation getaway for Angelenos with its ranches and stables and abundant wildlife. Los Angeles County’s fashionable Monte Vista Hotel was situated at today’s Fenwick Street and Floralita Avenue in Sunland between 1887 and 1964. In its early years, it was used as an elegant retreat for wealthy Los Angeles area sportsmen, who hunted bear and other game in the area.
As more people discovered the area and built homes the area blossomed.
Sunland/Tujunga still radiates a main street America feel yet is close enough to the city that a daily commute is fairly painless.
All of Los Angeles is a film set and Sunland/Tujunga is no different. The area has hosted many film crews for films like the original version of Tarzan the Apemanin 1932; Ben Hur in the 60s; ET: The Extra-Terrestrial in the 80s, and the recent TV show—Sons of Anarchy.
A light-filled book-lined foyer/reading room greats you when you enter the home. Beautifully maintained hardwood floors spread throughout the house.
Step into the spacious living room and you’ll find the original tiled fireplace. The flow from room to room in the home is natural and organic.
A gentle arch leads you into a large dining room and on into a galley kitchen.
The cook’s kitchen combines the classic and new with the original beautifully kept up mint green tile backsplash counter tops and contemporary black appliances popular now.
At the end, a tidy laundry room with ample storage and light leads you out into the backyard.
The home still has the lovely telephone cubbies and built-in bookcases so popular in the 1920s when it was built.
The master bedroom is light and airy. And the adjacent bathroom, although updated, still retains the charm of the original style.
The second bedroom is also light and can be used as an office.
The spectacular backyard is landscaped with native plants and succulents—the large patio made of bricks and pavers.
A redwood pergola with a mature oak tree growing through it provides ample shade for daytime entertaining.
And opens up onto a grassy lawn perfect for kids and dogs.
There are also several bonus areas that can be used as garden or additional storage.
The garage also provides space for tools, more storage, and a workspace.
Nestled in nature and just a short drive from the city, 10162 Silverton provides the best L.A. has to offer—natural beauty and all the amenities of city living in one charming package.