"I consider myself the first and still one of the few architects who consciously abandoned stylistic sculptural architecture in order to develop space as a medium of art"
-R.M. Schindler (1887-1953)
The Schindler House has the inevitability of a masterpiece. Incorporating both architectural and social theory, it unfolds formally, spatially and intellectually with a coherence unparalleled in early modern architecture. It was the shared vision of Schindler and his wife Pauline: he gave brilliant architectural form to her interest in a revisionist lifestyle.
The house became an architectural laboratory: it is the birthplace of the Southern California modernism we celebrate today. In the 1920s and early 1930s especially the house was the focus of constant social gatherings; there are reports of people drifting in at all hours.