Murnane Residence

  • Location
    Silver Lake
  • Type
  • Status
    Completed 2014
  • Size
    2,296 SF
  • Site
    Hillside 60% slope
  • Budget



Set high above Silver Lake in the Moreno Hills, the Murnane residence is a testament to uncompromising determination. Priced out of the real estate market and expecting their first child, Cleo and McShane set their sights on building from the ground up. Working day and night from a tiny garage in Echo Park, the two paid off their land debt and secured a construction loan. One shaman to bless the land, two contractors and five years later, the project was complete.

Cantilevered beautifully up a steep cliff, the residence merges outside panoramic views with chic, modern functionality. Balancing McShane’s devotion to minimalist design and Cleo’s need for liveable family comfort, the two created a work of art now valued at double their investment.

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