The Los Angeles home where Californian Modern style took root.
The Schindler House was built in the 1920s as an experiment in cooperative living. Designed by architect Rudolph Schindler for himself, his wife Pauline, and husband and wife duo Clyde and Marian Chace, the pinwheel-shaped bungalow was built so as to give each resident private creative space while also emphasizing communal areas. Schindler was a devotee of Frank Lloyd Wright, and shared his mentor’s interest in breaking down the division between outdoor and indoor space: the design incorporates large patios and sunken gardens, along with an open-air sleeping porch on the roof. Schindler House, which has been preserved by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, can be visited via a self-guided tour.
835 North Kings Road