News Ticker


R.M. Schindler's "The Goodwin House" Available in Studio City for the First Time Ever

[Update March 14, 2012]: This home quickly sold after being on the market for roughly 30 days (was it an all cash purchase?) for $768,000 on March 9, 2012. This shows how prized this property was.

[Original Post]:

3807 Reklaw Drive
Listed on the market for the first time since inception in 1941 is famed architect R.M. Schindler's The Goodwin House. This home is 3 Beds/2 Baths on 1,348sqft on a total lot size of 6,370sqft. This home was originally built for Nikolaus and Yolanda Schmoll. According to a comment posted on LA Curbed from "R Merial Martin":
My wife did not like the whitewash description and asserts that one would have to tour the home to decide on the Schindler concept being in place and maintained. As you can see in YOUR photo from circa 1941, the color is off-white. Note the couch is special made with the platform resting on the fireplace landing and the bench was made by Schindler in the garage for the dining table. My wife in all her years remembers only white walls and white schindler builtins. I will ask her to write and tell you about how her grandmother maintained the house and some history. I can also tell you that if you were to read, "POW Love Story", (Amazon or B & N),the book or kindle, or Nook with pictures, you will get some history and how they promoted and treasured their Schindler home. Yolanda 'Goodwin' Schmoll was "Yolanda of Beverly Hills", cosmetologist to the stars and rich and famous. Her second husband, Nikolaus Schmoll, the German POW in the book, was a maticulous craftsman and maintained the house. Most of what Schindler built in the house has never had need of a hammer or a screwdriver. After 70 years it it all together the same sturdy wood. There are many photo albums of how they entertained their friends and her clients in the Goodwin House. But children were rarely invited, including grands and great-grands for fear they might damage the Schindler dream house. They would visit at the grands homes and very often, too. We are looking for someone who will treasure it as much as the Goodwins and Nick did. Thanks for your reply and explanation.
According to the listing:
Available for the first time, a rare opportunity to own R. M. Schindler's The Goodwin House. Commissioned and built in 1941, this home is being sold by the original owners and has plenty of history, original features and built-ins. Schlinder first built the garage and then used the garage as a work room to craft the built-in components in the house, dressers, desks, and the freestanding dining room table. The house has many of its original features and charm but also has been well-maintained and has had upgrades to many of the systems. A street to street lot with great light and incredible views of the canyons from every room ~~~ minutes from everything but surrounded by nature and away from it all.
You can learn more about Schindler at WikipediaTriangle Modernist Houses, and Galinsky. He also designed the Laurelwood Apartments in Studio City amongst the other great buidlings throughout Los Angeles. You can view more high resolution pics of the Goodwin house here.

Images courtesy Keller Williams

Share This:

Marty Mcfly

Anything and everything about the San Fernando Valley. This blog will take you back in time when the valley was covered with dirt and orange groves to a leader in the space race to its current status as America's suburb. Come along and join me on this adventure, I guarantee you have been influenced/impacted by the San Fernando Valley in one form or another even if you have never visited or heard of the SFV.

No Comment to " R.M. Schindler's "The Goodwin House" Available in Studio City for the First Time Ever "

  • To add code Use [pre]code here[/pre]
  • To add an Image Use [img]IMAGE-URL-HERE[/img]
  • To add Youtube video just paste a video link like