This striking apartment is part of a 16-unit complex designed between 1926 and 1939 by R.M. Schindler, one of the forefathers of Modern architecture. It’s an impressive space, which also has the advantage of being located in Silver Lake, one of LA’s hippest neighborhoods.
Schindler’s client for the project was his friend Herman Sachs, a Romanian-born muralist and decorator known for his work on the Bullocks Wilshire Building, Union Station, and City Hall. The design choices emphasize Sachs’ dream for the idea of community throughout the property—for it to be a gathering place for arts and entertainment.
In 2015, five of the apartment units underwent an extensive restoration. The goal of the restoration was to honor Schindler’s original design and intent while updating each space for how we live today. The original cabinetry, finishes, and Schindler-designed furniture were carefully researched and, wherever possible, restored or re-created.
This particular apartment was Sachs’ workspace and salon for events – making it a great location for gatherings today. It’s an inspiring space, with improbably high ceilings and a huge window overlooking the city beyond. The space retains its original character but has been updated to include a state-of-the-art sound system and projector, as well as a rail for hanging art. The furniture can be adapted to suit the requirements of each event. Additionally, there is a professional-grade kitchen.
The space can be rented on its own or with the addition of outside areas, and two additional apartments are available for overnight stays.