Lost in Los Angeles: Schindler's Mackey Apartments
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The first stop on the three house tour was the Mackey Apartments. Built in 1939, the building holds four apartments, originally three rentals and a larger two story penthouse suite for Ms. Mackey. The apartments are notable for their built-in furniture and interior walls with glass along the top to allow light to penetrate deep into the units. The entire building has a clerestory hollow that allows light to reach into the inner reaches of the house.
The penthouse is notable because of it's two-story living room volume, multiple levels a la Adolf Loos, beautiful built-ins, and crazy low you-don't-wanna-have-children-or-drunk-friends-over railings. Ultimately quite gorgeous with interlocking spaces defined by steps and changes in ceiling height. Added bonus: got to sit in a Schindler chair. Quite comfy!