Fitzpatrick-Leland House, Los Angeles, California(1)Guestbook entries
WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT THIS PROPERTY
Ahead of it’s time and a visionary testament to R.M. Schindler’s modern concepts of structural simplicity and individuality, this hilltop home remains as relevant and modern today it was revolutionary in the 1930s. We love the dramatic silhouette, stark architectural beauty, and the contrasting immersion into the natural environment.
Built in 1936 and perched at the top of Laurel Canyon, this house was one of a series of residential projects designed and conceived in the city by architect R.M. Schindler and is considered one of the city’s masterworks of modern architecture. Wholly immersed into the hilltop environment, the three story, L-shaped terraced construction with protruding canopies creates a commanding presence.
Its interlocking spaces, spectacularly framed views, seamless flows from indoor to outdoor spaces, and perfect proportions make for an inspiring stay. Originally commissioned as a speculative house, and having undergone various modifications over the years, the house was completely restored in 1990 recovering much of Schindler’s original design.
The private gated enclave includes one bedroom with an office that can be set up as an additional bedroom and one and a half baths. The large open living room with fieplace and walls of glass is flooded with natural light and a includes a large dining table, a fully-equipped kitchen, and minimal modern furnishings that showcase the architectural work. The property is expansive and peaceful with mature gardens and outdoor dining areas, a beautiful pool and stunning views across the canyon.
The house is owned by non-profit organization MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House. Set up as a retreat house for artists in residence, it is available for short-term rental with all proceeds to benefit the MAK Center’s conservation of Modern architecture and its cultural programs in Los Angeles.
Complex, innovative and unconvential, this is a rare opportunity to experience a master work of historic architecture.
Wifi throughout, TV. Housekeeping (with fee) and laundry facilities. Parking for two vehicles.
Located atop the famed Laurel Canyon adjacent to and ideally situated for access to the best of LA. Depending on traffic of course, you are within a half hour to all of the action on the Sunset strip, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and the west side for the best dining, shopping and nightlife. Further east is the resurrected and thriving downtown district and a half hour west is the coastal area beaches of Santa Monica and Venice with Malibu and the Santa Monica mountains for the best of outdoor recreation.
Los Angeles, California. Neareast Airport: Los Angeles International (45 min)