Complex Love is back after a long sabbatical, this time with a multi-unit courtyard apartment in Silver Lake (near Cafe Tropical, the famous local cuban bakery with almond cigars and mango cheese turnovers to die for) with a Moorish architectural style that reminds us that LA has always been about imagination.
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The 12 unit building was built in 1927, and is one of the few examples of Middle Eastern influenced fantasy architecture found in Silver Lake, alongside the Elevado de Castillo by Design Vidal and the Charles F. Whittlesey designed Loma Vista Place residence with Gaudi-inspired styling. We're hoping one day we get to snoop inside, but for now, we had to settle for some exterior shots: