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MAK Center for Art and Architecture -- Schindler House

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Address: 835 N. Kings Road, Los Angeles, CA 90069
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Superb architecture

Went there not too sure what to expect and was thoroughly impressed. Schindler's residence is almost more traditional Japanese than Modernist American architecture, but its... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Went there not too sure what to expect and was thoroughly impressed. Schindler's residence is almost more traditional Japanese than Modernist American architecture, but its setting on the plot, and its seamless integration of indoor and outdoor is definitely innovative and contemporary. The building itself is a little falling apart, and I'm not sure what to make of the exhibits... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

My partner and I (in our 40s) dropped in at the Schindler House and it is such a unique - and easy stop - that it really adds a bit of extra flavour and dimension to an L.A. trip. I'm the one with architectural training, but you don't need it to appreciate the uniqueness of this house (even today yet!),... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

This house in really interesting in so many ways. In historical context it's an early international style modern home built with many utopian and socialistic ideals and has an interesting family history. On a practical level it's an uninhabitable concept house that is interesting in its own right but something I found pretty awful for its design. There's a lot... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

Tucked amongst the bungalows and small apartment buildings of West Hollywood is Schindler House, reportedly the first modern house in California. If you manage your expectations, you will enjoy the experience of visiting this quiet escape in LA. It is a small property and rooms are very sparsely furnished. It would appear that the foundation does not have extensive funds... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

Be careful of their home tours. You pay a pretty stiff fee for a home tour that on the website says begins at 11am and will take about 3.5 hours. You then get your tickets in the mail on the Friday afternoon before the tour that says you can't start your tour until 2pm which is too late for you... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2012

The Schindler house is widely considered to be the first modern house. The flow of space and unique uses of spatial arrangement, finish materials, lighting and intersecting lines are incredibly fascinating. The house is 90 years old and looks like it could have been built yesterday, instead of in the height of the Colonial Revival and Bungalow era. The house... More 

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Ware, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Simply put, this is one of the most revolutionary houses ever built. The spareness and simplicity of the building is amazing: it's often described as half-tent, half-house. Schindler rethought what it means to live, and to live in relationships with others, and designed a building that proposes an entirely new way to exist, both independently and interdependently. There are no... More 

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Boston, MA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2008

We were very excited to visit Schindler House after seeing the website. We're a big fan of Frank Lloyd Wright and modern architecture and what a cool thing to see, one of the most modern, historic homes in the city. At $7 per person, we were expecting a lot. Well . . .there's not much to see. You enter into... More 

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