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    Schindler/Chase House

    Added by admin, last update: August 17, 2012, 1:04 pm

    Schindler/Chase House
    Location
    835 N. Kings Road
    Los Angeles, CA 90069
    United States
    34° 5' 11.058" N, 118° 22' 19.7616" W
    Identity of Building / Site
    Primary classification: Residential (RES)
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    Federal, State, or Local Designation(s) and Date(s):
    History of Building/Site
    Original Brief:
    Dates: Commission / Completion:Commission 1921(e), completion 1921-2(e).
    Architectural and other Designer(s): Rudolph M. Schindler, architect Clyde Chase, Pauline Schindler, Richard and Dion Neutra (residents from 1925-7)
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    Current Use: MAK Center for Art and Architecture, exhibition/historic site
    Current Condition: In 1995 the Museum for Andevante Kunst (MAK) Center assumed financial responsibility for restoration efforts begun by Friends of the Schindler House (FOSH) in 1987. The building sustained structural damage from the January 1994 Los Angeles earthquake. The restoration effort is to return the house to its appearance during first occupation in the 1920s. Original furnishings (on loan from the Schindler Family) are supplemented with replicas.
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    Evaluation
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    An early experiment in two-family housing with live/work space for each adult. Rooms open to private terraces and gardens for integrated indoor/outdoor living. Experimental tilt-up concrete construction, outdoor fireplaces, sliding doors of canvas and glass, custom furnishings, open-air sleeping porches and free flow of space create the quintessential California house.
    Documentation
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    Authoring
    Recorder/Date: DOCOMOMO US Register committee, July 1999

    Lovell Beach House

    Added by admin, last update: December 2, 2015, 10:31 am

    Lovell Beach House
    Lovell Beach House, N. California. 1986. HABS. Library of Congress.
    Location
    1242 W. Ocean Front
    Newport beach, CA 92660
    United States
    33° 36' 12.6648" N, 117° 54' 24.1812" W
    Identity of Building / Site
    Primary classification: Residential (RES)
    Secondary classification:
    Federal, State, or Local Designation(s) and Date(s):
    History of Building/Site
    Original Brief:
    Dates: Commission / Completion:Commission unknown, completion 1926(e), altered 1961(e).
    Architectural and other Designer(s): Rudolph M. Schindler, architect
    Others associated with Building/Site:
    Significant Alteration(s) with Date(s):
    Current Use: Private residence.
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    Elevated over the beach for privacy and views, the house is an artful integration of structure and space with rooms enclosed as required between concrete frames. Main stairs from the ground level lead to a two-story living room overlooked by an upper level gallery. Four bedrooms off of the gallery form a horizontal counterpoint to the exposed concrete structure on the main facade.
    Documentation
    Text references:
    Authoring
    Recorder/Date: DOCOMOMO US Register Committee, July 1999
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