This architecturally significant building is also known as Manola Court. It was designed for Schindler’s friend, Herman Sachs, a muralist and decorator who designed interiors for an art deco landmark, Union Station, and the Los Angeles City Hall.
Once described as reminiscent of “an ancient European hill town” the buildings graduate up the hillside. As you move through the outdoor areas landscaped by Terremoto you feel the “interconnecting living space with garden walkways” encouraging a strong sense of community with your neighbors. This unity is visually detailed on the exterior with “extended window fascia, and abstract ornamentation that organizes the massing of the spaces, as well as accentuating the dynamic vertical thrust of the buildings.”
Inside this fully furnished modernist jewel is linear, functional, design featuring beautiful woodwork in the walls, floors, ceiling and built-ins.
A smartly designed, high-end, kitchen is my favorite area in this compact space measuring 350 square feet. In true Schindler fashion the kitchen cabinetry mimics the wood detail consistent with the architect’s work and it has clever storage.
The bed is tucked into a wall cut out and is equipped with shelving for books. And there’s a tiled bathroom.
The studio opens up to a spacious porch where there’s enough room to have a few friends over for dinner and enjoy the views of the Silver Lake hills to the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Park Observatory. Or just relax and witness some glorious sunsets.
While you’re living in architectural history you’ll enjoy the pulse of the neighborhood. The Silver Lake Reservoir is a short stroll away. And since Sunset Junction is, literally, down the street you’ll enjoy endless dining options (my go-to fave is Café Stella), nightlife, and the twice-weekly farmer’s market.
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Listing courtesy of Tracy Do – Compass