Schindler Beach House in La Jolla With an Ocean View

Modernist architect Rudolph Schindler used movable concrete forms to create El Pueblo Ribera Court. This concrete, glass and redwood unit is one of six with views of legendary surfing beach Windansea.

Location: Windansea Beach, La Jolla 92037.

Year built: 1923

Architect: Rudolph Schindler

House size: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, attached 2-car garage, ocean-view deck, bonus studio suite.  1,400 square feet.

Features: Redwood-beam ceilings, 1,500-square-foot deck, roof deck soaking tub, San Diego historic site designation, Mills Act property tax reduction. (via In La Jolla, a Schindler with a view – latimes.com.)

We love the way Rudolph Schindler designed this home for indoor-outdoor living.  The home is U-shaped around the patio/courtyard with all the doors and windows opening up to truly experience the outdoors as an essential part of living in the home.  The polished concrete floors shine with the overhead tech lighting system “floating” in between each of the redwood beams overhead.  This house was definitely modern in 1023 and it is still modern by todays standards.  The owners did an amazing job of adding their design sensibility with the furnishings (Kenneth Conbonpue) while letting the house itself continue to be the star.

 (Photos:  Jason Michael Lang Photography)

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