Modern Silver Lake architectural home by Christopher Payne, AIA

The Payne Residence, a spectacular modern Silver Lake architectural home offering breathtaking views of the downtown LA skyline and surrounding canyons. Conceived and constructed by architect Christopher Payne, AIA of FIN Architecture, as his personal residence, this home is a fine example of the architect’s attention to detail and exceptional craftsmanship. Every space tells a story, and every window frames an inspiring view, bringing the beauty of the outdoors into the heart of the home.

Living room of the Modern Silver Lake architectural home by Christopher Payne

The upper level of the Payne residence presents a spacious open-plan living/family room. The expansive space boasts sustainable cork floors and a focal point fireplace that stands as an architectural centerpiece. The floor-to-ceiling windows frame panoramic cityscape views that stretch as far as the eye can see.

The formal dining room, filled with airy natural light, provides an ideal setting for gatherings big or small. The architect’s sleek design elements continue here, with easy access to the kitchen and views of lush greenery just outside the dramatic window.

The kitchen unfolds as a modern blend of form and function with an expansive island, Caesarstone countertops and a built-in desk with storage. The kitchen echoes the home’s philosophy of marrying aesthetics with utility.

The Payne residence also has a one-bedroom, one-bathroom live/work studio space. This bonus space has vaulted plywood ceilings, creating a spacious, airy atmosphere. The Fleetwood pocket sliding doors are more than just functional — they’re a design statement, merging indoor and outdoor spaces effortlessly. These elements come together to create an incredibly designed live/work experience.

The private deck and patio enhance the property’s appeal, providing spaces equally suited for hosting intimate gatherings or simply connecting with nature. Additionally, the residence boasts a spacious two-car garage with room for two more vehicles, a testament to the architect’s visionary approach combining thoughtful design, form and function.

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