The Samuel Goodwin Residence, 1941
Rudolf Schindler, Architect
In Vienna by 1912, Schindler had already envisioned a new modern architecture defined not by structure, but rather by space as its sole medium. Good space was the key to creating a dwelling that would be "a quiet flexible background for a harmonious life. " He wrote that, at long last, "the architect has finally discovered the medium of his art: space." Organically, his buildings became "volumetric pieces of hollow sculpture." The Goodwin Residence is just that: art to live in. What more could one ask for? Sited for maximum privacy, and long, serene canyon vistas, the light-filled residence incorporates a front courtyard and patio, 2 bedrooms, convertible den, 3 baths and 2 fireplaces in the main living space. Ample grounds afford room for a pool, and an expansion of the existing garden and fruit trees.