Restored 1941 modern by R.M. Schindler returns asking $1.9M

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From the street, it might not make you do a double take, but 3807 Reklaw Drive in Studio City, concealed by hedges and a stucco fence, holds a “meticulously updated” dwelling designed by R.M. Schindler.

Landing on the market again today for the third time in its 77-year-history, the two-bedroom home is a fine example of the work for which Schindler—LA’s experimental, modern master architect—is known and regarded.

Built in 1941, the rectilinear residence is simple but handsome (a “small-scaled de Stijl composition” is how An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles​ describes it). Made of wood-frame and concrete, it’s tucked into a hilly 6,371-square-foot lot with an abundance of windows affording verdant canyon views and streams of natural light.

After all these years, it retains its original built-in furniture and wood paneling. A few years back, it underwent a sensitive rehabilitation that included carefully stripping paint from wood and replicating doors and windows.

Sold for $1.5 million in 2015, it’s listed now with a $1.89 million price tag.

© J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10)

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