Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses - apartment houses

Designers: Schindler, Rudolph M., Architect (firm); Rudolph Michael Schindler (architect)

Dates: constructed 1938-1939

5 stories

Griffith Park Boulevard
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90039

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Anastasia Bubeshko (02/05/1886-09/04/1981) commissioned this income apartment complex in 1938, about a year after her husband, Stephen O. Bubeshko, died in 05/1937. The Bubeshkos had lived in Tientsin, China, and had three daughters, one of whom lived in Los Angeles, CA, in 1937, the other two having remained in China. This radical apartment building, designed by the noted modernist Rudolph M. Schindler (1887-1953), stepped down a steep hill creating five separate levels, including a ground floor garage. The spartan rectilinear vocabulary contrasted radically with the revivalist norm in Los Angeles at the time. Schindler was careful to configure decks and patios off of each level's apartments, to facilitate indoor-outdoor living.

The Bubeshko Apartments were up for sale in 10/2004 with an asking price of $1,395,000.

Construction on a second hillside building, mirroring the first, occurred in 1941. A central set of stairs climbed the hill between the two sections.

PCAD id: 3178