Photos: Historic Rudolph Schindler House For Sale In Studio City
This angular Studio City house is Los Angeles Cultural Historic Monument #860, known as the Kallis-Sharlin Residence. It's a four-bed, 2.5-bath house in Studio City, and it's currently on the market for $2.85 million.
This house was built in 1946 by architect Rudolph Schindler for artist Mischa Kallis, and is an early example of what would later become known as the Schindler Frame, a method of balloon framing in which wall studs are cut to a standard door height, which "frees the walls from a fixed structural relationship with the roof and ceiling zone, without compromising the lateral integrity of the framing." That's how you get all those angles.
Kallis later passed the house onto his cousin, Jacqueline Sharlin and her husband, William. Jacqueline was a pianist who performed at Carnegie Hall under her maiden name, Jacqueline Drucker. The couple met on a blind date and were married for 54 years, a bond that only ended with William's death in 2012. Twice, they decided to expand the house after Schindler's death in 1953. They first asked architect Josef Van der Kat to transform what was once a patio into a family room, then they recruited architect Leroy Miller to turn Kallis' art studio into a master bedroom.
The video below shows photos of how the home used to look when it was first constructed in 1946.