AKA: King's Road House, West Hollywood, CA; Schindler Chace Studio House, West Hollywood, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Schindler, Rudolph M., Architect (firm); Clyde Burgess Chace (engineer); Rudolph Michael Schindler (architect)

Dates: constructed 1921-1923

1 story

833 North King's Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069-5409

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Building History

Austrian-born architect Rudolph Schindler designed this revolutionary dwelling for himself, his wife, Sophie Pauline Gibling (03/19/1893-05/04/1977), a friend, Clyde Burgess Chace (07/02/1891-12/21/1991), an engineer colleague, and his wife, Marian Da Camara Chace (08/01/1892-11/17/1978); the inspiration for the tilt-slab construction of the Schindler-Chace House's walls was derived from earlier experiments by Irving J. Gill; Chace worked briefly for Gill in 1921, and learned of the architect's methods at this time; work on the house began in 11/1921 and concluded in the summer of 1923; in order to preserve the house as an historic monument, the MAK Center, Vienna, Austria, founded the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles at the King's Road House as well as the nearby Pearl M. Mackey House.

PCAD id: 497