Check out Lago Vista - Cool Mid Century Modern condos overlooking Echo Park Lake!

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Lago Vista is a Cool Mid Century Modern condo complex with all units overlooking Echo Park Lake!

There are a lot of folks living in and around Silver Lake and Echo Park who probably don't know that this particular condo complex exists. It's known as Lago Vista.  The complex was designed by a Mid Century Modern architect by the name of Allyn E Morris.  He liked to weave his slender structures to follow the shape of the land.  His first home was the Max Bubeck house in Eagle Rock, built in 1956 and he designed a number of inventive houses, apartment buildings, offices and shopping center. Most of his work included moderns properties built in the 50's, including his own house and studio in Silver Lake.

 Lago Vista Echo Park condo

Lago Vista is a condo complex in Echo Park, created circa 1973 and if you can get a bird's eye view, it's obvious how he allowed the shape of the space to determine the shape of the structure. 

It's a uniquely designed midcentury modern built right at the cliff's edge with he lower building curves right along the ridge of the cliff that overlooks Glendale Blvd and the Echo Park Lake and california bungalows below.  It's quite a stunning piece of architecture offering panoramic views over the lake and downtown Los Angeles to all of it's units. The complex is divided into two buildings with manicured grounds, gated/secured entrance and parking with a lovely teardrop shaped pool.  All units are 2-level, townhouse style with walls of glass and balconies to take in the glorious views.

  Echo Park condo Lago Vista pool View of Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles

There are currently two units available in this Echo Park condo complex.  Unit 512 was the architect's own unit. It has been totally renovated and is the only unit with a working fireplace. It also has an extra large patio overlooking Echo Park Lake and comes with 2 dedicated parking spaces. This unit is in the back building and in great condition and is listed at $439,000.

curved walkway of Lago Vista Echo Park condo 

 Unit 313 is also available and is located in the front building. It's right at the curve of the structure and offers a commanding view of Down Town Los Angeles as well as Echo Park Lake below and Angelino Heights across the lake. Priced at $399,000, it's a great deal for such a prime location in a stellar complex.

Downtown los angeles view from Echo Park cond

 For more information on the Allyn E Morris and other midcentury modern architects, check out the book Forgotten Modern: California Houses 1940-1970 by Alan Hess.

 Book cover Fogottten Modern California Houses 1940-1970

 If you are interested in either of these units or any other condos, houses, or income properties in the Silver Lake, Echo Park, Los Feliz, and surrounding areas, contact me directly at 213-215-4758 or check out
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Kathy Burke
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Hi Jenny.....Thanks for mentioning this one.  Very cool to see that these old homes are now so appreciated.  And sooo glad they have not fallen into total dis-repair!  I will definitely contact you when we do our trip....would be great to get an updated little tour if you had time!

THANKS and I'll be following your Blog!

Feb 27, 2010 01:24 AM #1
Jenny Durling
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Sure  we could do a tour.  That would be fun! Just give me some notice before you make your trip so I set aside some time to meet up with you. 

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