The one-story house in West Hollywood (835 North Kings Road; 323-651-1510; makcenter.org; $7) was built in 1921-22 and feels incredibly modern with its lack of decorative fuss. The unpainted concrete walls feature narrow strips of glass set at regular intervals. Other walls are made of redwood frames and stretched canvas; some open onto the gardens. Schindler described the house as fulfilling “the basic requirements for a campers’ shelter: a protected back, an open front, a fireplace and a roof.” Schindler’s house integrates the interior and exterior with several protected outdoor “rooms” — some with fireplaces on the exterior walls.
The Schindler House is where I fell mortally in love with architecture