Schindler Spec Houses | Los Angeles Conservancy
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Schindler Spec Houses

Nestled along a typical residential street in Inglewood are three small (less than 1,000 sq. ft.) "Little Modern" gems, designed by Rudolph M. Schindler on spec for a developer in 1939/40. At less than 1,000 sq. ft. in size, each is lovingly maintained by owners who are now used to people stopping in their tracks to take a look.

In 2010 architect Steven Ehrlich purchased one of the houses and restored it for his daughter's family, bringing new attention to this facet of Schindler's work.

Cox House
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Cox House

A remarkable Mid-Century Modern residence that literally embraces the natural environment, so much so it's aptly nicknamed "The Tree House."
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Chase Knolls

This garden apartment community in Sherman Oaks was built in response to the postwar population boom, for those looking for "gracious living in apartment homes."