More about the Architect, R.M. Schindler

A visionary who helped develop the cornerstones of not only California Residential Modernism, but also Modernism in general, R.M. Schindler created beyond structure, allowing life itself to take the main stage in the intimate setting of the home.

 

We all recognize the name Frank Lloyd Wright and his contributions to Modernism, but the lesser known R.M. Schindler worked for and alongside Wright on multiple projects before taking his own path. Their styles differ, yet genius is evident in both.

 

Born in Vienna to a middle-class Jewish family, Schindler trained in art and engineering, studying under Otto Wagner. He moved first to Chicago and came to Los Angeles in 1920 to supervise Wright’s Hollyhock House while Wright was in Japan.

 

Schindler quickly developed his own style, marrying the indoor and outdoor in an unprecedented manner, but his aesthetic was did not quite fit the International Style of Modernism sweeping the country. International Style embraces the use of steel framing, heavy glazing and prefab construction and his work was featured in the MOMA’s exhibition. Schindler actually sent his portfolio to those organizing the exhibition for the International Style of Modernism at the MOMA. Philip Johnson, architect and organizer of the exhibition wrote in response to Schindler’s work, “he did not fit.Surely, Johnson was right! Schindler’s bohemian modernist vision did not fall into such a category.

 

Instead, Schindler was concerned with the architecture of space which was uniquely manipulated in each building based and location. Implementing certain ideas of the International Style, he constructed with concrete slabs, but he framed his buildings with wood, opting always for a natural element. Light itself was created through windows and doors, allowing for a flow of nature. Angles and corners, which are normally not considered “dramatic,” were made as such to create the illusion of space and to offer a playful setting. His homes were never static. Instead, the roofs shot off at odd angles keeping the eye engaged and toying with the notion of “perfection.”

 

“The sense for the perception of architecture is not the eyes—but living. Our life is its image.” –Rudolph Michael Schindler (1887-1953)

 

An Unprecedented Architectural Icon in New Construction

Breaking the Standards of Contemporary Luxury

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2822 Colt Road sits atop the hill in the beautiful Rancho Palos Verdes and demonstrates a new level of contemporary luxury in the South Bay and Palos Verdes area. Brand New Construction with seamless indoor, outdoor living at its core, the home offers uncompromising amenities for an elevated lifestyle.

With incredibly distinct design, the home grants a private, compound layout boasting intimate guest suites, a pool house and in-law’s quarters, separate from the master suite. Resulting in 5 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms and 7,500 square feet of living space, this custom estate is also the first “green” residential project in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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Perhaps it is the low-lying lap pool surrounding the home, added to keep the glass walls cool, or maybe the dazzling, panoramic views from every room of the ocean, harbor, canyon, hills, and mountains, that keeps us in awe. No, in reality, it is not one particular detail, but the elegant symphony of a simplistic, nature-inspired, design paired with refined hand-picked finishes which makes the home truly breathtaking.

A property like no other, you must see it for yourself to believe such distinct beauty exists. View the property video below to get a sneak-peek of the home!

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James Sanders

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An Architect’s Modern Bohemian Vision

Modernist Architect R.M. Schindler Designs Homes meant to be Lived

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“The sense for the perception of architecture is not the eyes—but living. Our life is its image.” –Rudolph Michael Schindler (1887-1953)

A visionary who helped develop the cornerstones of not only California Residential Modernism but also Modernism in general, R.M. Schindler created beyond structure, allowing life itself to take the main stage in the intimate setting of the home.

Schindler quickly developed his own style separate from the “International Style” of Modernism quickly sweeping the country with a very distinct look: steel framing, heavy glazing and prefabricated construction. Instead, Schindler’s works married the indoor and outdoor in a thoughtfully articulated manner. Instead of using structure as a barrier to keep one inside, he used it as a vehicle to bring the outdoors in. His desire to connect the home to nature is quite evident in all his projects, including one standout home, the Walker Residence (1935-1936).

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Located in Silverlake, the Walker Residence is located on a hillside. Schindler enjoyed developing hillside homes, and each one fell into one of three different “form schemes” he created. The three form schemes are: “balancing above the hill, cascading down with the slope, and rising up in a counter motion.” The Walker House utilizing the second scheme, cascading down with the slope, actively reminds you of it. And yet, the subtlety of The Walker House demonstrates an elegant restraint. From the street, the house appears simple and subdued. Yet, from the back view, the home follows the topography of the slope, expanding as it takes full advantage of the beautiful view.

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A motif throughout his projects and one of the best-known features of the Walker home is the row of eight concrete columns. The columns simultaneously elevate the volume of the house, while also creating a large living porch underneath the home, open to the view and a fresh, relaxing breeze. One critic notes, “The house is simultaneously introverted and in harmony with the surrounding natural and urban environment” (84).

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Just as each space was created for a designated purpose of daily life, so was each view framed in a sensitive way, “giving each room a different relationship to the outside: some open widely onto outdoor terraces while others are closed-up, barely lit by the clerestory light.” Schindler manipulated light to transform a space and he also used interior personal touches to set the stage of life inside the home. He designed built-in furniture that still exists today and gives an even more detailed view of his vision for the home and life inside of it.

The home is less a promotion of its own magnificent stature and more so a conceptually crafted pathway in which life ought to be enjoyed, and therefore, truly lived. The beautiful view of the reservoir below certainly makes life a little simpler.

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For the first time in a generation, the Walker Residence is currently being offered for sale. For more information, please contact Chris Morrow with RE/MAX Estate Properties.

 

The Walker Residence

2100 Kenilworth Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039

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310.966.7380.

 

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Market Intelligence Report March 2017

What’s happening in your local market?

We’re happy to fill you in! Our favorite Market Intelligence Report is just what you need.

Covering data from March of 2017, discover some truly helpful statistics such as Median Sold Price and Average Days on Market. With key insights and year over year statistics, this report is perfect to help you plug into your city’s market conditions.

There are 3 Reports: South Bay, Palos Verdes & Westside. Take your pick! Due to high to demand, we have also created a Japanese version for each report! Check out the links below.

English Reports

South Bay: https://issuu.com/remaxestateproperties/docs/sb_market_intelligence_report/8
PV: https://issuu.com/remaxestateproperties/docs/pv_market_intelligence_report
Westside: https://issuu.com/remaxestateproperties/docs/ws_market_intelligence_report

Japanese Reports

South Bay: https://issuu.com/remaxestateproperties/docs/sb_market_intelligence_reports_japa
PV: https://issuu.com/remaxestateproperties/docs/sb_market_intelligence_report_d92853d1309c97
Westside: https://issuu.com/remaxestateproperties/docs/ws_market_intelligence_reports_japa

Mandarin Reports

South Bay: https://issuu.com/remaxestateproperties/docs/remax_sb_market_intelligence_report
PV: https://issuu.com/remaxestateproperties/docs/remax_pv_market_intelligence_report
Westside: https://issuu.com/remaxestateproperties/docs/remax_ws_market_intelligence_report

 

Talk to your trusted RE/MAX Estate Properties agent for further discussion. There is nothing more valuable than truly understanding the market before you dip your feet into the buying or selling market.

Q1 2017 Sales Summary Report!

Insider knowledge at your fingertips!

RE/MAX Estate Properties Market TrendsFresh off the press, our favorite Sales Summary Quarterly Report is available for your sharing and downloading needs! The report covers Q1 of 2017 and includes all residential closed transactions and closed Sales Prices organized by city. With that also comes insightful information such as Total Sales and Average Sales Price (again, specified by city) compared to Q1 of 2016.

With such powerful information this report not only gives you insider knowledge about the home that sold down the street, but it also help you understand the current market relative to the past. An educational piece with actual exciting information in an easy to read layout, just for you.

There are three Reports: one for Palos Verdes & Harbor Cities, the South Bay & Westside. Take your pick!  

Peek through this for 5 minutes and come back for more at the end of Q2 !

Timelessly Modern

Two words that rarely work together

Liberty Village, a micro community in Manhattan Beach has witnessed more and more development over the past few years. Home to Polliwog Park, families love Liberty Village not only for its summer concerts, but also the underlying feeling of community away from the hustle and bustle. It is here you can slow down and enjoy. With new construction coming to the area, it is no doubt that the community is rising in value as a result. One New Construction property just hit the market and truly brings new meaning to the modern family home incorporating smart home technology.

This immaculate, beach plantation inspired new construction from Onyx Homes brings a chic, but timeless feel to our wonderful Liberty Village neighborhood. With 4 large beds up and 1 down, this house is built for the modern family yet created for the most lavish forms of entertaining. The home’s hand-picked finishes and meticulous design will leave you speechless.

As you step into the home you’ll notice the abundance of natural light, beautiful oak flooring throughout and expert craftsmanship in every detail. The open floor plan naturally brings you to the kitchen which is equipped with Thermador appliances, beautiful marble counters and walk-in pantry. The living space, complimented by the beautiful fireplace, flows naturally into the backyard with Panoramic doors. Last but not least, a serene master suite with soaking tub, over-sized shower and fireplace.

Propositions 60/90: Why You’ll Love Being Called “Senior”

What you should Know about 60/90

60 & 90: Propositions you, your friend, your mom, your mom’s friend and everyone in the county should know about! These two Propositions, 60 and 90, were passed in 1986 and 1988 to diminish property tax burdens for “senior citizens” looking to buy new property. You see in California when you buy a home, the property is reappraised and a new base tax is determined. However, with Propositions 60 and 90 or “60/90” persons 55 years or older can transfer their existing home for another home in a participating county of same or equal value and keep their original tax base!

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The Top 2016 Producers

To a year of excellence!

Our 32nd annual RE/MAX Estate Properties Awards Banquet recently took place at the beginning of February and we would like to again thank all of those who attended, showing their support, and of course congratulate all those who were recognized for their achievements! Awards were given out to those who had an exceptional year during 2016 and to those who earned lifetime achievement titles, celebrating their long term success.

It takes incredible drive to attain what these individuals have earned and their work ethic is simply unparalleled. We know how hard each one of our Associates works to earn such titles and it has been incredibly satisfying to witness their success transform their careers. The event was beautiful and the room was entirely packed. We’re inspired to work that much harder this year and look forward to booking an even bigger event room for the next ceremony!

The 20 Top Producers of 2016

The #1 Top Producer by Office

Beverly Hills | El Segundo | Hermosa Beach | Manhattan Beach | Manhattan Beach – Highland | Malaga Cove

Marina/Venice | Miraleste/San Pedro | Redondo Beach | Santa Monica | Silver Spur | South Bay | West LA

The 10 Top Teams

Monthly Top Producers

Cheers!

We are celebrating those who really pushed to the end, finalizing 2016 at the top! A big round of applause for those agents who made the Top Producers list for December 2016. We can’t wait to see what you do this year!

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Baggage isn’t always bad

Luggage Drive for LA Foster Care Youth

At the end of this month, our Malaga Cove office set up a wonderful donation drive: giving gently used luggage and duffle bags to children in foster care in the Los Angeles county. As these children in foster care move (approximately 35,000) from one location to another, they take their few personal belongings with them in, most often, a trash bag. In just a handful of days, the donation pile grew tremendously.

The duffle bags and luggage that were donated will hopefully provide a sense of comfort and give confidence to these young individuals who deserve much more than what we can provide. A piece of luggage is a beautiful start and we hope it will give these children pride in what they have and more importantly, who they are.

We would like to thank all of those who donated and a special appreciation to those who coordinated this event, asking us to pause and remember what is truly valuable in day-to-day life. We are grateful to work for a company whose people graciously seek the service of others.

 


RE/MAX Estate Properties’ Kindness Series

Highlighting those acts of humanity, compassion, and generosity selflessly spurred by individuals in our offices and beyond.