“Gustavo Gubel is renowned for his emphasis on clean lines, large expanses of glass, and artistic use of natural materials,” Paloma said. “By combining concrete, hardwoods, and carefully chosen natural stone, he creates contemporary yet warm livable spaces.” Gubel’s work is inspired by great modernist icons such as Rudolph Schindler, John Lautner, and the training he received at the Southern California Institute of Architecture under the legendary Ray Kappe.
1850 Lucile Avenue was recently completed and has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an office off the main living level. Its modern/contemporary design features poured-in concrete walls, walnut floors, and beautiful stone/quartz counters. At 2,900 square feet, it is considered bigger than a typical “large home” in the Silver Lake area.
“The home offers fabulous views of the Griffith Park Observatory and the Hollywood Sign,” Paloma said. “It is close to Sunset Junction in Silver Lake, where there is incredible boutique shopping and amazing restaurants and cafes frequented by celebrities and locals. It also is less than one mile from the lake, where people run, enjoy the park which has sports and activities, and take their pets to Silver Lake Dog Park.”
This property makes a statement with established landscaping, high ceilings, and expansive Douglas fir windows and doors that draw abundant natural light inside to create a connection to the outdoors. Riveting views of city lights and surrounding hillsides are on display through most of the home.
The chef’s kitchen features stunning Macauba white Brazilian natural quartz countertops and a seamless 11-foot center island–the perfect gathering space. Stainless steel appliances from leading manufacturers such as Wolf, Sub-Zero, and Zaphier facilitate effortless food preparation. Floor-to-ceiling folding doors provide access to a sunlit grassy area with room for entertaining.
Each upstairs bedroom has sweeping views of the city. The master suite is a world apart, with an oversized walk-in closet, deep soaking tub, dual sinks, and separate shower. A blend of advanced technology and quality materials, the home also features integrated surround sound, cat-5 wiring, LED lighting, a dual-zone HVAC system, and extensive use of Carrera marble, Bardiglio Imperial marble, and Calacata gold marble in the bathrooms.
Other notable features include a main floor office, and an oversized three-car garage with 13-foot ceilings and the potential to accommodate an RV, depending on size.
Gubel is well-known for his modern/contemporary homes, many of which have published in leading media outlets, and appeared in feature films and commercials locally and abroad. His personal residence was featured in the American Institute of Architecture’s prestigious Hills of Silver Lake Home Tour. A native of Argentina, Gubel has designed residential and commercial buildings throughout the United States, Argentina, and Uruguay. Some of his most iconic creations are on display in Los Angeles, including the Hollywood Hills, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica Mountains, and Silver Lake.