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Inside a 1936 Modernist Hillside home by R.M. Schindler in Los Angeles | House Tour


Daniel Chyi
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Rudolph M. Schindler, often referred to as RM Schindler, was a pioneering architect whose work played a significant role in shaping the landscape of modern architecture, particularly in Southern California. Born in Vienna, Austria in 1887, Schindler initially studied under influential architect Otto Wagner before joining the office of Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago. In 1920, Schindler moved to Los Angeles, where he established his own practice and began to develop his unique architectural style. His creations, including the iconic Lovell Beach House and his personal residence the Kings Road House, are celebrated for their progressive design principles and their seamless integration with the natural environment.

Andrew's description of how he came to reside in the Walker House is an exceptional account of fortunate circumstances unraveling. With a deep passion for Architecture, Design and Preservation, Andrew is a walking billboard for Saving Good Architecture and sharing it with others. Schindler's Walker House is not merely a structure; it's a living canvas of architectural ingenuity. Perched on the hills of Silver Lake, it commands attention with its sleek lines and dynamic angles, a testament to Schindler's commitment to challenging convention.

From finding the perfect furniture pieces that fit the home so generously to the artwork, ceramics and plants that fill the home, Andrew and his family have done a wonderful job at showcasing how a family with kids can live in a home that is blended so beautifully into the hillside. The Walker House stands as a timeless reminder of Schindler's genius, inviting us to reimagine the possibilities of modern living with every glance.

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Film - Mick Aure @miccck
Producer - Elias Tebache @socalarchitecture
Photography - Cody James @Codyjaaames
Music - Deep Al Brindle @DeepAlBrindle
Special thanks - Andrew Romano @andrew__romano and Dustin Ferrer @dustinferrer


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Vintage Images provided by the following:

- R. M. Schindler papers, Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
- © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10)
- The Organic Architecture + Design Archives. www.oadarchives.org

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