Wednesday, April 1, 2009
It's time to say "Good-bye" to John Mason and Dave Gy, fixtures in the Silver Lake community for more than thirty years. The pair have decided to leave Silver Lake for "greener pastures" and have purchase a home in the desert community of Palm Springs.
The couple have been active members of the Sanborn-Venango Community Group, in what I described in one of my articles written for the Los Feliz Ledger as one of the "best neighborhoods in Silver Lake You've Never Heard of". John and Dave have been active in their little pocket of Silver Lake for decades, banding together with their neighbors to fight gang activity and improve the community. Real pioneers in my book!
Over the years, we formed a friendship based upon our love for our neighborhood.
About a year ago, they made the decision to sell their home on Venango Avenue and move to a new home in Palm Springs. We have had the pleasure of listing their home for sale; it's due to close this coming Thursday, April 9, 2009. It's a bittersweet time, we have grown to love these guys and will hate to see them go, but we wish them well in their new surroundings in the desert!
With all the talk about doom and gloom, why not focus on the opportunities out there? Here's one to investigate: A 1923 Classic CA Bungalow in a great little pocket neighborhood (Glassell Park, a few minutes from Silver Lake)with 3 bedrooms, period details including hardwood floors, character fireplace and classic front porch. Over 1660 sq. ft. of living space on a flat, almost 7500 sq. ft. lot! Check it out!