RUDOLF (aka RUDOLPH) MICHAEL SCHINDLER (1887-1953)
Encouraged by fellow Austrian architect Adolph Loos, Schindler moved to Chicago in 1914 to work for Ottenheimer Stern and Reichert. In 1916, he delivered 12 elaborate lectures at the Church School of Design in Chicago which became known as the Schindler Program, his central design philosophy.
Schindler always wanted to work for Frank Lloyd Wright and in late 1918 Wright hired him. After Wright obtained the commission for the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, a major project that involved Wright being in Japan for several years, Schindler was promoted to run Wright's American operations out of the Oak Park IL studio.
In 1919, Schindler married Pauline Gibling (1893-1977) and in 1920 Wright sent Schindler west to Los Angeles to work on the Aline Barnsdall House. Beyond his job for Wright, Schindler started his own independent practice in 1922. Schindler and Wright argued frequently and eventually Schindler quit.
He became a huge success in Los Angeles. Known as Michael, never Mike, he and Pauline hosted many events at their Kings Road house, itself a model of architectural brilliance (and still there, you can visit). The Schindlers hung out with the era's celebrities in art, sculpture, design, and dance. They had one son, Mark, in 1922.
Schindler had a number of affairs and the couple divorced in the 1930's but continued to live separately in the King's Road house. After Schindler's death, Pauline Schindler stayed there until her own death in 1977. Schindler's great-grandson Guillaume was as of 2017 a docent at the King's Road house.
Richard Neutra worked for Wright in 1924 at Taliesin East but left after a few months to work in California with Schindler. Neutra and his wife lived at King's Road with Schindlers for several years. Their firm was called Schindler and Neutra.
Philip Johnson famously rejected Schindler's inclusion in the 1932 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art because he felt Schindler was outside the International Style. Schindler responded by rejecting the categorizing of his designs as part of any style. Schindler and Neutra's relationship began to unravel and the Neutra's moved out. They rarely interacted after that. When Neutra had a heart attack in 1953, he found himself in the same Cedars Sinai hospital room as Schindler who was dying of cancer. They made their peace before Schindler died.
His only church design, the 1945 Bethlehem Baptist Church in Los Angeles, 4901 South Compton, was abandoned for years in South Los Angeles. Faith Build International restored it as an active church in 2014; it later became the Optima Funeral Home. Photos by Michael Locke.
Additional Resources: Facebook Fan Page * Schindler Houses Open to the Public * Schindler's Houses DVD * Research/3D models by Steve Wallet * Schindler Archives at UCSB. Drawings and many photos from R. M. Schindler Papers, Architecture and Design Collection, Art Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara.
Because there are multiple Schindler project lists floating around, we've included buildings which are listed as houses but we found to be otherwise. Thanks to Catherine Westergaard Cramer for her extensive research.
1914 - A summer house, near Vienna, Austria. Unbuilt.
1915 - The Thomas Paul Martin House, Taos NM. Unbuilt. Designed while working for Ottenheimer Stern and Reichert.
1916 - aka the Log House named for its materials (not the owner). Unbuilt. Designed while working for Ottenheimer Stern and Reichert.
1916 - The J. B. Lee House renovation, Maywood IL. Designed while working for Ottenheimer Stern and Reichert. Was significantly altered. Destroyed.
1916 - A three-room house, Oak Park IL. Designed while working for Ottenheimer Stern and Reichert. Unsure if built.
1919 - One-room apartments, Chicago IL. Designed while working for Ottenheimer Stern and Reichert. Unsure if built.
1920 - The James L. Irving Cottage, 1320 Isabella Street, Wilmette IL. Designed while working for Frank Lloyd Wright. The client lived here while his larger house next door (1318) designed by John S. Van Bergen was under construction. Sold to Joe Catrambone in May 2012 who took the house apart and planned to move the house to his Wauconda lakefront property in 2013.
1921 - The Jacob Korsen Apartments, aka Bungalow Court, 1038 Ardmore Street, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1922 - The Rudolf Schindler and Clyde Chace House, aka the Kings Road House, 833 North Kings Road, West Hollywood CA. Initially, the building functioned as house and studio for Schindler, Clyde Chace, and their wives. The Chaces moved out after a short time and Richard and Dionne Neutra moved in for a few years. Schindler's son Mark and his wife Mary lived there later as well. Owned by the nonprofit Friends of the Schindler House, with support from the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK). Open to the public for visits. Featured in the movie Visual Acoustics. Top photo by Chris Mottalini.
1922 - The Mrs. F. Henderson Duplex, address unknown, Los Angeles CA. Built. Destroyed.
2) Duplex at 1000 Harper / 8245 Romaine Street, Los Angeles CA. Actor Leon Balasco lived here at some point. Photos by Michael Locke.
3) The Mrs. R. Lindquist House, 5075 Romaine Street, Los Angeles CA. Photo by Andrea Minton. Sold in 2009 to Jesus Aguilar.
4) The O. S. Floren and Jordon Duplex, 1427-1429 North Alexandria Street, Los Angeles CA. Sold in 2002 to Lorena Celis. Bottom 2014 photo by Andrea Minton.
5) The Charles J. Adolphson and O. S. Floren duplex, Carlton Way, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1922 - Various rental houses for O. S. Floren.
1922 - The B. Caplan, H. Yaffee, and S. Tuck Apartment Renovations, 2236 West 15th Street, Los Angeles CA. The Schindler archives have the plans. Destroyed.
1922 - The I. Binder and H. Gross Apartments, 103-111 North Soto Street, Los Angeles CA. Remodeled. Photo by Andrea Minton.
1922 - The Mrs. Russell Duplex. Location unknown. Unbuilt.
1922 - The Mrs. Edgar Temple Apartments, 947 Hyperion Street, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1923 - The Mrs. M. Davis Baker House, Hollywood area of Los Angeles CA. One of the the country's first triangle-based house designs. Unbuilt.
1923 - The William Dohs Duplex, aka the Four Flat Apartment Building, 5427 Harold Way, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt, as per the Schindler archives.
1923 - The S. Friedman and A. Koploy Apartments, 115 North Soto Street, Los Angeles CA. Sold around 1978 to Frank and David Whitehead. Sold in 2006 to East LA Community Corporation. Sold in 2008 to LA Community Redevelopment. Sold to Las Margaritas, LLC in 2011. It is a 16 bed apartment complex.
1923 - The Celia Kreutzer Apartments, 1620-1626 North Gower Street, Los Angeles CA. Merged into one address, 1622. Converted to an office building. Around 1988, sold to Rick and Jeff Spalla, owners of Hollywood Newsreel Syndicate. Also uses 6059 Carlton Way as an address.
1923 - The Anne L. Paine Duplex, 1022-1024 Havenhurst Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Remodeled. Photo by Andrea Minton. Sold in 2011 to Venus and Samsum Shadanloo.
1923 - The Arthur Louis Fisher and Clara Fisher Apartments, 312 Breed Street South, Los Angeles CA. Commissioned 1922. This was a bungelow design that was unbuilt.
1923 - The Harvey Leepa and Esther Levine Beach Studio and Store, aka Castel La Mar, aka Castle by the Sea. Built on stilts. The bedrooms and the kitchen faced the ocean. They lived off the lobster he trapped and bartered for everything. It was all destroyed in a storm.
Harvey Leepa was the lover then husband to Esther Gentle, who became Leepa when they married. Harvey was a painter who loved to fish and restore artwork. Esther was an artist, a sculptor and designer of objects who came from Brooklyn. She married before WWI and that husband died very soon after son Allen was born. She met Leepa, a watercolorist from Latvia, they were together several years, then married, and Allen took his name. In her circles of artists she got to know Richard Neutra as well as Schindler. After her marriage to Leepa dissolved, she was involved in an affair with a man that she married later, with whom she had twins. After that relationship, she left her kids with her mother, got an occupational therapy license, moved to Florida, and in 1949 married Abraham Rattner.
1923 - The Willis E. Purviance Duplex, 944 Maltman Avenue, Los Angeles CA. A design dispute between Schindler and Purviance resulted in a pressed-brick facade in the front section. Photos by Michael Locke.
1923 - Four apartments for Annie Burrell, Los Angeles CA: Commissioned 1922. According to the Schindler archives, none were built.
1924 - The Paul Popenoe Desert Cabin, Coachella CA. His name is sometimes spelled in error as Popinoe or Popinoff. Destroyed. Commissioned 1922.
1924 - The Mrs. E. Braun Apartments Renovations, 6092 Selma Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Sold in 1994 to Rafael and Rosa Ochoa. Photo by Andrea Minton.
1924 - The John Cooper Packard House, 931 North Gainsborough Drive, South Pasadena CA. Many renovations. Destroyed in 2001 and replaced with this house, bottom photo.
1924 - The A. Plotkin House, Alvarado Street, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1924 - The Hyman Levin House, 2673 Dundee Place, Los Angeles CA. Landscaping by Richard Neutra. Restored by Stephanos Polyzoides in 1984. Photos by Michael Locke. Sold in 2006 to the William Cooney Trust.
1924 - The F. M. Weiner House Renovation, 1120 Court Street, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1924 - The Helena J. Rubenstein Remodel and Addition, aka the Edward William Titus House, aka Tall Trees, 4 Indian Chase Drive, Greenwich CT. The original house was built in 1909. Commissioned 1923. Sold in 1965 to James and Ann Leary. Sold in 1998 to Sheryl Leach who did renovations in 2003. Sold in 2008. Photo above from around 2010. Sold in 2017 to Lisa Audet.
1924 - The Mr. and Mrs. Job Harriman Colony, a community based on egalitarian living, Langdon Avenue (Longdon Drive) San Gabriel CA. Unbuilt.
1924 - The Philip M. Lovell Mountain House, Wrightwood CA. Collapsed from snow the very first winter after completion.
1925 - The Philip M. Lovell Farmhouse, aka the Carlton Park Ranch, Fallbrook CA. Destroyed, burned down.
1925 - The James Eads How House, 2422 Silver Ridge Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Built by J. H. Heckman. Eads How was known as "king of the hoboes." The bottom floor was for years a dorm for homeless people coming up from the railroad area below. Landscaping by Richard Neutra. Sold to Michael La Fetra. Renovated by Jeff Fink. Was on the market for four years. Sold in 2012 to Brad Kemble and Jimmy Ferrareze. Sold in 2016 to Spencer Velasquez.
1925 - The El Pueblo Ribera Apartments, aka El Pueblo Rivera, 230-248 Gravilla Street, La Jolla, San Diego CA. These were 12 vacation rentals owned by for W. L. Lloyd, arranged for excellent views of the Pacific Ocean with large garden courts. They have been altered since (bottom color photos) and were partially damaged from a fire. The 12 units were merged into 6 and turned into condos.
230: Sold to Mary Tellep. Sold in 1989 to Gerald Nahas. Sold in 1993 to William Rogers. Sold in 1996 to Hagen Trust. Sold in 2000 to John Sanborn. Sold in 2015.
234: Sold to Leslie Rogers. Sold in 2001 to Ryan Stein. Sold in 2012 to Newton Family Trust.
238: Sold to Roy Hagen.
242: Sold to William Rogers. Sold in 1998 to Capers-Hedges. Sold in 2004 to Ryan Stein. Sold in 2011 Harvey S. Moltz.
246 : Sold to William P. Rogers. Sold in 1998 to David and Heather Dickens. Sold in 2000 to William Webb. Sold in 2004 to Capers-Hedges. Sold to Jeffrey and Reena Racki.
248: Sold in 1998 to William Webb. Sold in 2007 to Gerald V. Casale Trust, Gina V. Nieto.
1925 - The Brundin House, El Monte CA. Unbuilt.
1925 - The S. Breacher Apartments, 5806 Carlton Way, Los Angeles CA. Destroyed around 1947 for the 101 Freeway.
1926 - The Hain House, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt, according to Vienna to Los Angeles by Esther McCoy. Schindler did design the Hain Health Food Store at 329 West Third Street that same year.
1926 - The Jessica Morganthau Studio, Palm Springs CA. Unsure if built. Needs verification.
1926 - The Dr. Marie Elizabeth Sorg House, 250 Walnut Grove Avenue, former address 530 South Putney Avenue, San Gabriel CA. Commissioned 1924. Richard Neutra was likely a co-designer; howevert two reliable sources only mention Schindler: architectural historians David Gebhard and Richard Winter (An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles) and architects Elizabeth Moule and Stefanos Polyzoides who gave a lecture about the house in 1982. Bottom photo by Michael Locke. Around 1985, sold to Chen-Yueh Kuo. Destroyed. House on the site looks like a Schindler but was built in 1987.
1926 - The Philip Lovell Beach House, 1242 West Oceanfront, Newport Beach CA. Commissioned 1922 with the first of several sets of drawings. Alterations in 1947. Transferred to Gary Lovell and his wife, Bobby.
1926 - The Briggs House, Bay Island, address unknown, Newport Beach CA. Built.
1926 - The Levy Apartments, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1926 - The Hennessy Brothers Apartment Building, Mariposa Street, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt. Designed with Richard Neutra.
1926 - The M. Brown Apartments, LaJolla and Olive Streets, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1927 - The Hutsen House. Unbuilt.
1927 - The Joseph H. Miller Apartments, 1807 North Wilton Place, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1927 - The Joseph H. Miller Apartments, Shenendoah Drive, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1927 - The J. E. Richardson House Remodel, 8272 Marmont Lane, Los Angeles CA. Has been extensively remodeled since Schindler, so much so that most of the Modernism is gone. Sold in 1997 to Stewart Paul. Sold in 2003 to John McCourt. A rental as of 2013.
1927 - The Olga Anna "Anushka" Zacsek House, Sayre Lane, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt. Born in Budapest, she previously was an actress in Hollywood under the name Olga Grey and left the profession in 1920. Zacsek passed the bar in 1932 and became an attorney. She represented Schindler in his business dealings and his divorce. Schindler designed a beach house for her in Playa del Rey (see below).
1927 - The Translucent House for Aline Barnsdall, Palos Verdes CA. Unbuilt.
1928 - The Martel House, Los Angeles CA. Commissioned 1926. Unbuilt.
1928 - The Mrs. Slemmons House, Arcadia CA. Unbuilt.
1928 - The Edmund J. Gibling House, Schindler's wife's father, 2152 Parnell Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Commissioned 1924. Remodeled in 1935. Destroyed, replaced in 1952 with another house (photo above), not by Schindler.
1928 - The C. B. Price House, Los Angeles CA. Commissioned 1926. Unbuilt.
1929 - The David N. and Fae H. Heller Grokowsky House, 816 Bonita Drive, South Pasadena CA. Commissioned 1928. Sold to Max H. and Winifred Hopkins. Deeded to Clarence and Jane Hopkins Berry. Deeded to Jane Hopkins Berry. Destined for demolition for a new highway, it was sold to CALTRANS who has neglected it for decades - and never built the road. At some point, it was restored by the ARG Group. Bottom photo by Michael Locke. Offered for sale by CALTRANS in 2017. Sold in 2018 to Dan and Patricia P. Ross.
1929 - The Abernathy Hotel. Address unknown. Sometimes listed as a house. Reportedly built; needs verification.
1929 - The H. D. Diffen House Remodel, Avalon, Catalina Island CA. Unbuilt.
1929 - The Frankel Apartments, 619 Heliotrope Drive, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1929 - The J. J. Newberry Store, developed in association with Herman Sachs. Unbuilt. Sometimes this building is listed as a house.
1929 - The A. Press Apartments, 4325 Willow Brook Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1929 - The S. Vorkapic Addition, 2100 Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills CA. Unbuilt.
1929 - The Herman Sachs Apartments, aka Manola Court, aka Manolina Court, 1811 Edgecliff Drive, Los Angeles CA. Commissioned 1926. Also listed on Lucile Street, as the two streets are on opposite sides of the site. Expanded 1934-40 to a total of sixteen cityview residences. Schindler stepped the buildings up the hillside, and created community by connecting living space with garden walkways. Schindler did original furniture for the building as well.
1930 - The Viroque Baker and Pratt Project. Turns out this was an interior remodel of a commercial building in Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1930 - The Gisela Bennati Project. Not a house but signage for a store, Lucca Olive Oil Company, at3281 Oakshore Drive,Los Angeles CA.
1930 - The J. M. Cohan Project, 3069 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles CA. Turns out this was not a house but a market. Photo by Andrea Minton.
1930 - The Foley House. Location unknown. Unbuilt.
1930 - The Paul Sloan Renovations, 8241 De Longpre, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1930 - The George L. Wing Project, Banning CA. Turns out this was a hotel and subdivision. Unbuilt.
1930 - The Wornow House, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1930 - The Kopenlanoff House, Palm Springs CA. Part of a subdivision scheme. Neither house nor subdivision was built.
1930 - The Robert F. Elliott House, 4237 Newdale Drive, Los Angeles CA. Sold in 1999 to Cameron Silver and Jeff Snyder, who restored it.
1930 - The Henry Braxton and Viola Brothers Shore House,
5705 Ocean Front Walk, Marina del Rey, CA.
1931 - The Mrs. Cherry House Renovations, 3910 South Walton Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Original house was built in 1918. Sold to Burnett Realty in 2003.
1931 - The Elmer A. George Project. Turns out this was not a house but a store. Commissioned 1930. Unbuilt.
1931 - The Ethel and Charles H. Wolfe Summer House, Old Stage Road, Avalon, Catalina Island CA. Commissioned 1928. The Wolfes met Schindler at a party for the Lovell Beach House. There were three living areas: a top apartment for the Wolfes, an middle apartment for guests, and a lower servant quarters. Sold to a Los Angeles attorney. By 1996, according to architect David LeClerc, the long-neglected Wolfe apartment was used by locals to hook up and the middle apartment was occupied by a "surfer dude." Sadly destroyed in 2002. Right photo by David LeClerc. Bottom photo by Ezra Stoller/ESTO.
1931 - The Monti Hicks Project. Turns out this was not a house; it was a retail commercial building. Unbuilt.
1931 - The William Hiller Playroom (top) and Studio (bottom) additions. Location unknown. Probably unbuilt.
1931 - The Rudolph Marx House Remodel, 1557 North Courtney Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Originally built in 1922. Sold to actress Sally A. Struthers since at least 2006. Appears to be a multi-unit rental.
1931 - The G. Stojano House Garage, 3501 Dahlia Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Original house built in 1922. Owner as of 2011 is Jenice Enge.
1932 - The Hans N. Von Koerber House, 408 Via Monte d'Oro, Redondo Beach area of Torrance CA. Commissioned 1931. Owned by Patrick M. Smith since 1998. Deteriorating fast.
1932 - The H. Lierd and Ethel Todd House, West Vernon Place, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1932 - The E. H. Shirley Farmhouse. Part of a development which included farm buildings. Unbuilt.
1933 - The O. F. Fredericks project. Turns out this was not a house but a bakery booth at Grand Central Market in Los Angeles.
1933 - The Orlof K. Farr Dance Hall addition in Denver CO. Unbuilt.
1933 - The Sid Grauman dance hall and restaurant on Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1933 - The Eric Locke House, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1933 - The Perstein House Renovations, 111 and 111A Tamalpais Road, Berkeley CA. Sold to E. O. Lawrence who owned it for about 70 years.At some point it was converted to a duplex. Sold again. One side for rent in 2012.
1934 - The E. Brandstetter House Remodel. Location unknown, status unknown.
1934 - The John J. Buck House, 5958 Eighth Street, Los Angeles CA. Listed as Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #122. Country Club Projects, an art gallery coop, operates from this house as of 2012.
1934 - The William Lingenbrink Cabin, 3978 Blackbird Way, Calabasas CA. Lingenbrink had hoped to develop an entire community of modernist homes called Park Moderne but they never caught on. Schindler was commissioned in 1929 to build three houses. One was destroyed, one never completed (probably the top photo), and the third one here was indeed built in 1934. The Park Moderne project was abandoned in 1938. Sold to Mark and Pip Field. There were several additions between 1982 and 1993. Sold in 1993 to Timothy and Jan Grimm. Sold in 1996 to Michael and Cheryl Adler. Photos by Andrea Minton.
1934 - The Dondo House Renovation, originally 583 Tamalpais Road, Berkeley CA. Address is now 58-60 Tamalpais; 58 is the main house up on the hill, and 60 is a small cottage at the street. Sold. Sold for a third time in the 1970's. Color photos by Sydnor Elkins.
The 2014 owner believes that the Schindler renovation as drawn was never built. When they moved into the house in the early 70's, they did renovations, and added a south facing enclosed entry porch, somewhat similar to what is shown in the Schindler drawing.
1934 - The Mrs. C. Goodman House Renovation, 2149 Casitas Avenue, Altadena CA. Unbuilt.
1934 - The Mrs. B. Hunter House. Location unknown. Unbuilt.
1934 - The H. R. King House Renovations, 10354 La Grange, Los Angeles CA. This is a small complex of storybook cottages at the corner of three streets, each with different addresses. 10354 La Grange is the structure to the right of the garage. Photos by Andrea Minton.
1934 - The Nerenbaum Project, not a house but a service station. Unbuilt.
1934 - The Patrick S. O'Reilly House, Glendale CA. Unbuilt.
1934 - The Ransom House, Palm Springs CA. Unbuilt.
1934 - House at Leimert Park, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1934 - Gail Rheingold, 8730 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles CA. This was not a house; it was for King's Club Bar. Destroyed in 1965 for Sunset Towers.
1934 - The William E. and Stephanie Oliver House, 2236 Micheltorena Street, Los Angeles CA. Commissioned 1931. Top photo is an early draft; the house was reduced in size when finally built. Featured in the 1938 Book of Small Houses. Deeded to Hugh D. and Julie Oliver. Bottom photo by Michael Locke. Sold in 2013 to Noel Osheroff.
1934 - Renovations to the E. Pavaroff House, 1641 North Crescent Heights Boulevard, Los Angeles CA. Original house built 1923. Schindler added an entrance hall and broke out additional windows.Sold around 1965 to Russell Washburn who added an entrance canopy designed by architect Stanley Kou-Chih Shu. Sold to James Burnett. Sold to Bruce Ross. Sold in 1997 to Gloria Grossman. Sold to Peter O'Meara and Kayla Apert. Sold in 2013. Sold in 2018 to Neggin Yassini.
1935 - The Lionel Stander Remodel, 2006 La Brea Terrace, Los Angeles CA. Original was a 1908 farm house. Subsequent remodels include tile work in 1936 and 1939. Sold in 1939 to the Von Cube's who added a private garage and servants quarters, designed by architect Frederick Hust. Sold before 2005 to the Michael and Robin McConnell Family Trust. Sold in 2010 to Lucas White and Normandie Keith. Sold in 2017 to Alexander Lowe and Kara Walters.
1935 - The Lionel Stander Apartment, Vine Street, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1935 - The Phil Heraty House, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt. Heraty was later a developer associated with Eichler in northern California in the 1950's.
1935 - The Mrs. Clore Warne House, 2039 North Alvarado Street, Los Angeles CA. Commissioned 1923. Unbuilt.
1935 - The Haines House, 5112 Alicia Drive, Dana Point CA. Commissioned 1934. Drawings from the Architecture & Design Collection, UCSB University Art Museum. Destroyed in the 1980's.
1935 - The Elizabeth Van Patten House, 2320 Moreno Drive, Los Angeles CA. Commissioned 1934. It was originally a three-unit apartment for three women, with a common living area. Schindler also designed the furniture. Sold in 1997 to Timothy Armstrong.
1935 - The Mrs. F. Miller House, a residence initially planned for Milton and Ruth Shep (later Polen). Built. Commissioned 1932. Where is it?
1936 - The Alexander and Sasha Kaun House, 112 Western Drive, Richmond CA. Commissioned 1935. Photo from California Arts & Architecture, May 1937. Also published in the November 1936 Architectural Forum in a group of houses designed for under $5,000. Featured in the 1938 Book of Small Houses. Has been remodeled and added onto such that the Schindler plan is unrecognizable.
1935 - The John de Keysor Duplex, 1911 Highland Avenue, aka 1965 North Glencoe, Los Angeles CA. Often listed as DeKeyser. Published in Architectural Forum March 1936. Sold to Edmund Fladung. Sold to Xavier Carrica. Sold in 2007 to Head to The Hills LLC, owned by Carrica. There was some sort of lien, and the property ended up with Bank of America which sold it in 2013 to Krikor Kirikian.
1935 - The W. J. Delahoyde House, Redcliff Street, Glendale CA. Unbuilt.
1936 - The Manya S. Kahn House, First Street and Harper Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt. Commissioned 1934.
1936 - The William Jacobs House, Stadella Road, Beverly Glen CA. Unbuilt.
1936 - The Warshaw House, North Lucile Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1936 - The D. Malloy Renovations, 1881 Laurel Canyon Drive, Studio City CA. Unbuilt. Original house built in 1920. As of 2013, owned by Lance Pereira and Victoria Miller Trust.
1936 - The Morris Geggie House, Pasadena CA. Commissioned 1935.
1936 - The Clifton C. Fitzpatrick House, aka the Fitzpatrick/Leland House, 8078 Woodrow Wilson Drive, Los Angeles CA. Sold to actress Martha Raye. Sold in 1990 to Russ Leland. Previous owners had covered over the large windows with sheetrock, walled in the second-floor balcony and plastered over a fireplace. Working with architect and contractor Jeff Fink, Leland successfully recaptured the spirit of Schindler's vision. In 2008 he donated it to the MAK Center. For his generous donation Leland was honored by Austria. The house was used for a few years as the MAK Urban Future Initiative. Second photo by Wayne Andrews/ESTO. Available to visit but quite expensive.
1936 - The Ralph G. Walker House,
2100 Kenilworth Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Renovations in 1939 and 1941. Commissioned 1935. Owned since at least 2008 by Janice R. Morrow; put into
her trust in 2010.
Sold in 2018 to Andrew Romano. A nomination for historic status was
underway in January 2018.
1936 - The Hacienda Place Residence, city unknown. Likely unbuilt.
1936 - The J. Veissi House, 32-36 Hilldale Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Commissioned 1932. Unbuilt.
1936 - The Victoria McAlmon House, 2717-2721 Waverly Drive, Los Angeles CA. Commissioned 1935. Sold to Vickie Sue Holder (trustee) and Donald E Johnson (family trust). Sold in 2008 to Lawrence Schaffer and Eric Jan Lamers. Currently on the market as a rental.
1936 - The Eric Mack House, 1258 Hilldale Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Sold in 2010 to Deborah Macmillan. Photos by Andrea Minton.
1936 - The Schuettner House, Los Tilos Street, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1936 - The S. Seligson Renovations, 1761 Orange Grove Drive, Los Angeles CA. Built. Remodeled again. Sold to 2003 Caren Michael Trust. Top two photos by Andrea Minton. Sold in 2015 to Lauren G. and Lincoln M. Stubblefield.
1936 - The Seff House Renovations, 605 North Arden, Beverly Hills CA. Sold to Anne and David Bell. Sold in 2001 to Jeff Shahram. Sold in 2001 to Bijan and Shahdokht Dokhanian.
1937 - The Gisela Bennati Cabin, Lake Arrowhead CA. Commissioned 1934. Her husband's name, known only at A., was on the original plans. This is considered America's first A-frame house, a style that did not catch on elsewhere until 20 years later.
1937 - The H. Warren Remodel, 1115 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills CA. Schindler designed furniture for the house as well. Extensively remodeled in 2008, photo above. Sold in 2002 to the Douglas and Ann Netter Trust. Photo by Michael Locke.
1937 - The Henwar Rodakiewicz House, 9121 Alta Cedro Drive, Los Angeles CA. Sold in 2003 toJacqueline Monash. Restored, but not in much sympathy with Schindler's original design.
1938 - The Peter Yates and Frances Mullen Studio remodel, 1735 Micheltorena Street, Los Angeles CA. Later made into a duplex. Sold in 1996 to current owner Thom Andersen who undid the duplex and did a restoration. Top photo by Michael Locke, rest by Roger Straus III/ESTO.
1938 - The A. L. and Luby Bubeshko Apartments, 2036 Griffith Park Boulevard, Los Angeles CA. The building on the right was built first. The left building was added by Schindler in 1941. Sold for the first time to Joe DeMarie and Madeleine Brand. Renovated around 2016 by DSH Architects.
1938 - The Jane Storm House, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1938 - The I. Rosenthal Apartments, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1938 - The Mrs. A. Sharpless Studio House, 1500 Viewsite Terrace, Los Angeles CA. As of 2006, owned by George D. Mancini. Sold to Richard Byrd. Sold in 2010 to Viewsite LLC. Sold in 2011 to 1500 Viewsite Terrace. Sold in 2013 to Iris Partners. Has been extensively remodeled. Bottom photo by Michael Locke.
1938 - The Arthur Timme House, 1745-47 North Vista, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1938 - The Selmer N. Westby House,1805 Maltman Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Sold in 2010 to Leeat Yariv.
1938 - The Harry H. Wolff Jr. House, 4000 Sunnyslope Avenue, Studio City CA. Sold to Paula Kelley. Sold in 1992 to Thomas Mitchell. Sold in 2000 to Michael LaFetra who did a restoration. Sold in 2006 to Gina Nieto. Photos by Michael Locke. For sale in 2019.
1938 - The Kay Francis Remodel, 9033 Briarcrest Lane, Los Angeles CA. The original house, above, was built in 1937. Photo by Maynard Parker. The house appeared in a 1939 Home and Garden and a 1943 Architectural Digest. Unclear if the Schindler remodel, bottom photos, was ever built; needs verification. Modified in 1965. Has been sold.
1938 - The Burke House and Apartments, Balboa, Newport Beach CA. Unbuilt.
1938 - The El Djey and M. Aldrich House, 2432 Laurel Pass, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1938 - The Olga Zacsek Beach House, 114 Ellen Avenue, Playa Del Rey CA. Commissioned 1936. Additions by Schindler in 1950. Destroyed when the land was absorbed into LAX airport. Photo from R. M. Schindler by Judith Sheine and Gustavo Gili.
1939 - The Guy C. Wilson House, 2090 Redcliff Street, Los Angeles CA. Commissioned 1935. Sold to Ken Reiner (who commissioned John Lautner's Silvertop). Sold to architect Donald Hensmen. Sold in 1972 to architect Bernard Zimmerman. Sold in 1977. Sold in 2005 to Noah Baylin. Top left photo by Wayne Andrews/ESTO. Top right photo by Michael Locke.
1939 - The Mrs. S. Ted Falk Apartments, 1810 Lucile Avenue, aka 3631 Carnation Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Commissioned 1938. Sold for the first time in 2015 to John Mark Horton.