Buildings We Like: Schindler

Before Frank (Gehry that is), there was Rudolph. Last week, I had the opportunity to see the first Lovell House, on the boardwalk in Newport Beach. The view from 13th Street. Schindler designed the overhang for four bedrooms:

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The view from the beach on a wonderfully sunny day. That would be the 2 story living space behind the large window:

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The alley facade, like the others, is an interlocking form puzzle. The concrete frames are expressed on the rear wall:

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The service entrance stairs. The stucco guards are only 3" thick:

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Searching my library, and the internet, I found that there are no contemporary photos of the interior, except for two details from the 1986 HABS survey. The house was one of the first built on the peninsula in 1926, now it has neighbors galore.This was a real treat:

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