This light-filled 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.
We are offering two apartments in the complex, and this particular one-bedroom apartment has a unique story. It was restored by its owner, Paul Finegold, in tribute to his late wife Gitu, and 100% of the amount paid for each booking goes to fund research into rare blood-related disorders via the non-profit Live to Give LA.
The apartment is offered on a “stay by donation” model, offering lovers of architecture an opportunity to stay in a building that is of enormous cultural importance, while also contributing to a very worthwhile cause. It also offers guests accommodation in a great LA neighborhood which otherwise has a paucity of elegant hotel accommodations.
Schindler’s client for this 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. The interior design of all five apartment units was done by local firm Platform Home, with landscaping created by local firm, Terremoto.
Ahead of its time and a visionary testament to Schindler’s modern concepts of structural simplicity and individuality, this vacation home for rent in Los Angeles remains as relevant and modern today as it was revolutionary in the 1920s.