An Architect’s Modern Bohemian Vision

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

RE/MAX Estate Properties Famous Architect Modern Home Schindler

“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!

Top Teams

Individual agents

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.


What you missed in 2016

Review of 2016 RE/MAXWith the the NEW year only a hours old, we took the time to reflect on some notable events and highlights of our last year. Let us be a little nostalgic before we greet 2017 with open arms.

Agent Spotlight

Those agents who earned honors in their professional endeavors deserve another shouthout. Sloan Sanders earned the title of Rookie of the Year in 2016 for the South Bay Association of REALTORS®. 

Brittny Burford and Cheryle Ushkow got your vote, and were elected to the South Bay Association of REALTORS®. Cheryle is your 2017 President Elect and Brittny was named a member to the Board of Directors.

We covered Steve Goddard’s extensive real estate career in the local and international realm.

Along with our individual agent spotlights, we welcomed a large number of real estate professionals to our growing RE/MAX family and could not be more excited for what they bring to the table.

Volunteer Work & Community Service

RE/MAX Estate Properties and Children's Miracle NetworkWe ran, we walked, we cheered from the sidelines, but most importantly we came together for some wonderful causes. Our agents participated in the Torch Relay for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The 5K walk took place on the Strand on November 12th.

For the third year in a row, RE/MAX Estate Properties formed a team in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon. Last year we raised $11,000 and this year we matched our goal of $15,000, dedicating the funds to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

In October, we also celebrated and raised interest for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, spreading awareness for the Susan G. Komen organization which is dedicated to end the disease. 

 Kindess Series

Launching a new writing series on our Blog, we covered some truly inspirational acts of selfless love performed by a handful of our agents. Some highlights were Elizabeth Marquart’s efforts to Save the CheetahWarder McKenzie’s summer medical service trip to Jamaica, Mary Voce-Underwood’s rescue spirit and work with Boston Buddies,  and Ruben Magana’s creation of a “Little Heaven” on earth for the elderly and school children in San Joaquin. Their words speak more powerfully than our praise every could. We are grateful these agents work to inspire those around them every day. 

Celebrity Properties

When a home once belonging to Tina Turner and Ike hits the market, you better believe we are going to talk about it! The time capsule property was even featured in the classic movie What’s Love Got to Do with It. We also had a blast covering a LA Hot Properties listing: Christian Audigier’s home in Hancock Park. The French fashion designer was best known for brands like Von Dutch and Ed Hardy 

Celebrations

While we work hard, we had a great time celebrating this year. From the Holiday party at the new Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach to our Masquerade Ball, we created some wonderful memories that only 2017 can top!

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Mixer in Manhattan Beach

Westside BBQ

 

Cinco De Mayo

2016 Awards Event

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Nautica Malibu Triathlon Fund Raiser

Casino Night Fund Raiser


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From all of us at RE/MAX Estate Properties, please have a fun and safe New Years!

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