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MAK Center for Art and Architecture -- Schindler House

835 N. Kings Road, Los Angeles, CA 90069 (Central L.A)
323 651 1510
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Ranked #302 of 397 Attractions in Los Angeles
Most recent review
- Sep 21, 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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88 reviews 88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Tucked amongst the bungalows and small apartment buildings of West Hollywood is Schindler House, reportedly the first modern house in California. If you manage your expectations, you will enjoy the experience of visiting this quiet escape in LA. It is a small property and rooms are very sparsely furnished. It would appear that the foundation does not have extensive funds... More

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Marina del Rey, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Be careful of their home tours. You pay a pretty stiff fee for a home tour that on the website says begins at 11am and will take about 3.5 hours. You then get your tickets in the mail on the Friday afternoon before the tour that says you can't start your tour until 2pm which is too late for you... More

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Atlanta, GA
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

The Schindler house is widely considered to be the first modern house. The flow of space and unique uses of spatial arrangement, finish materials, lighting and intersecting lines are incredibly fascinating. The house is 90 years old and looks like it could have been built yesterday, instead of in the height of the Colonial Revival and Bungalow era. The house... More

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Ware, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Simply put, this is one of the most revolutionary houses ever built. The spareness and simplicity of the building is amazing: it's often described as half-tent, half-house. Schindler rethought what it means to live, and to live in relationships with others, and designed a building that proposes an entirely new way to exist, both independently and interdependently. There are no... More

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Boston, MA
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2008

We were very excited to visit Schindler House after seeing the website. We're a big fan of Frank Lloyd Wright and modern architecture and what a cool thing to see, one of the most modern, historic homes in the city. At $7 per person, we were expecting a lot. Well . . .there's not much to see. You enter into... More

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