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For Rent: A Room In Silver Lake's Enchanted Chandelier House
If you've ever passed Silver Lake's chandelier tree on your way to the reservoir and wondered what it would be like to live underneath its magical branches, now's your chance. For a mere $900 a month, you can move into a room in the bohemian enclave.
The home has become something of a neighborhood landmark since resident Adam Tenenbaum started stringing up chandeliers in the tree years ago with the help of his aerialist roommate Brion Topolski. There are now 30 chandeliers altogether—just enough to make it a destination but not so many the tree is gaudy. They were mostly bought online or at swap meets. Some of them are donated. Most of them are rehabbed and have their own story. There's a meter that helps pay the electric bill for all that energy (it costs about $200 each month to keep the tree lit, according to an L.A. Times profile). From the looks of the photos Tenenbaum has posted on Facebook, the chandelier theme carries through to the rest of the house. There are chandeliers but also chandelier-themed mugs. It's got a charming Silver Lake vibe, and it looks like there's plenty of work space for tenants with an artistic temperament.
Tenenbaum says they're looking for a lady tenant and promises there will be pancakes. Friends are given a leg up. If you don't think that you will make the cut for being a tenant or you're not in the market for a new place, you can always check out the charming studio on Airbnb for $138 each night.
For a little more on the history of the Chandelier Tree, you can check out this cool video put together a few years back: