Sunday, December 8, 2013

How House, Rudolph Schindler, 1925

How House, Rudolph Schindler, 1925                                 

The impeccable mid-century modern residence is comprised of two structures emphasizing Schindler’s use of materials such as concrete, redwood and glass. The lower part of the house is concrete, but it’s only visible from the backside of the sloping site.  The house underwent a restoration in 2004 and was registered a Historic-Cultural Monument in 2007.  Much of the exterior redwood cladding, the wood-framed windows and rotted beams were replaced and some of the original furniture and built-ins were re-fabricated (and enlarged to signal they are derivative).  The house consists of two separate geometric portions - the upper in redwood and lower in slab-cast concrete, horizontally scored to match the upper portion.  There is also a new front garden that was designed by Richard Neutra.  The restoration was done by architect and contractor Jeff Fink, who has done a number of Schindler restorations in LA, including the Fitzpatrick and Wolff Houses.

Kristopher Turner

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