Live Tour: Trio of Schindler Houses
Join us for a unique insight into a renovation project that includes two iconic homes in the neighborhood of Inglewood, CA.
When: Wednesday, November 11, 3pm EST
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The rehabilitation of three neglected Rudolf Schindler houses in Inglewood, CA became not only a story of bringing a modernist vision back to life, but one of building community. Steven Ehrlich purchased and restored 2 of the 3 modest 1,000 sf residences, guided by the principle “what would Schindler do today?” The intention was to honor and conserve the vocabulary of Schindler’s work, built in 1938, while adding modern amenities for contemporary living. The result fosters a sense of community and celebrates the modernist vision through a present-day lens.
- Understand how Steven Ehrlich restored and transformed two Rudolf Schindler houses in Inglewood, providing a remarkable comeback for these abused diamonds in the rough which can be seen as the harbinger of a neighborhood’s revitalization.
- Analyze how the restorations and interventions were guided by the architect under the principle of “what would Schindler do today?” rather than a historic restoration. These houses embraced and enhanced the Master California Modernist’s goal of fusing open indoor and outdoor space.
- Explore how this three-pronged project has been a magnet for community building. The two adjacent Schindlers share a communal front yard turned into a new gathering place for the three families. The removal of the lawn and insertion of a xeriscape has become an educational showpiece that has since influenced neighbors to be more sustainable.
- Experience firsthand how Schindler's work — which emphasized affordable, everyday materials and was considered radical at the time — still resonates.
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