Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Fink, Jeffrey and Associates (firm); Neutra, Richard J., Architect (firm); Schindler, Rudolph M., Architect (firm); Jeffrey Fink (architect); Richard Josef Neutra (architect); Rudolph Michael Schindler (architect)

Dates: constructed 1925-1925

total floor area: 2,772 sq. ft.

2422 Silver Ridge Avenue
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90039-3322

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The How House was located directly across the street from Harwell Hamilton Harris's Hawk House (2421 Silver Ridge Avenue).

Building History

The How House was located, like so much of Schindler's work, in the Silver Lake Neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. Schindler designed the How House between 02/1925 and 03/1925. It was completed by 09/1925.

August Sarnitz has credited Richard Neutra with the design of the garden. See August Sarnitz, R.M. Schindler Architect 1887-1953, (New York: Rizzoli, 1988), p. 87.

Building Notes

The How House had an area of 2772 square feet or 258 square meters.

Drawings for the How House can be found in the Architectural Drawing Collection, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Babara, CA.

The How House had an asking price of $2.5 million in 06/2016. (See Pauline O'Connor,, "Schindler's How House Returns to Market Asking $2.5 Million," published 06/26/2016, accessed 08/09/2021.)


Renovated in 1994 for owner, Prof. Lionel March, Department of Architecture, UCLA, and his wife, Maureen Mary, by Jeffrey Fink and Associates.

The How House was renovated between 09/2006 and 06/2007.

Los Angeles City Historical-Cultural Monument (Listed 2007-11-20): 895

PCAD id: 1795