Restored Schindler house in Studio City hits the market for $4.8 million – Daily News

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A hilltop Studio City house, designed by famed modernist Rudolph M. Schindler and listed as a Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument, is for sale after a decade-long restoration at $4.8 million.

The 3,539-square-foot four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom residence built for client Richard Lechner in 1947 is one of the Austria-born architect’s largest projects, the listing points out.

Shaped like a boomerang, the walled and private two-story house — Inspired by the Anasazi cave dwellings of the Southwest — is perched high above Laurel Canyon with canyon and treetop views from nearly every room.

In the great room, there’s an angular stainless-steel fireplace, built-in sofas and pull-out dining table with chairs.

The galley kitchen boasts hidden storage and ample countertop space.

Natural light also pours through clerestory windows, setting the plywood interior aglow.

Tori Horowitz of Compass is the listing agent.

The house was restored to its original intention by Pamela Shamshiri, one-half of the sister-and-brother design firm Studio Shamshiri, who bought the property in 2008 for $1.9 million, property records show.

Previous owners altered the character of the house with metal-framed windows, hodge-podge flooring, and drywall, which was used to cover up the original wood panels. The ceiling was painted white. Marble and granite hid the fireplace.

But Shamshiri put it all back, and then some.

She created a master bathroom with a cedar soaking tub that pays homage to Schindler’s post-war architectural vision.



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