Silver Lake is a largely residential neighborhood located a few miles north of downtown. In the 1930’s this “bohemian” enclave was popular with architects, artists, scriptwriters, musicians and political radicals who were attracted to the area’s scenic landscape and proximity to downtown and neighboring film studios. A 1927 real-estate advert in the Evening Herarld described Silver Lake as “100 miles of panoramas – only 3 miles from Seventh and Broadway.” Modernist pioneers like Gregory Ain, David Hyun, William Kesling, R.M. Schindler, Raphael Soriano, Eric Lloyd Wright, John Lautner, and Richard Neutra all found enthusiastic patrons amongst Silver Lake’s residents. Modern houses by these architects are sprinkled in amongst the neighborhood’s Mission, Tudor, and Colonial style houses.