First offering: City of Los Angeles Cultural Historic Monument #380, The Kallis-Sharlin Residence, 1946, by architect Rudolph Schindler, with later additions by Josef Van der Kar, and L.A. Ten architect Leroy Miller, F.A.I A.
Art and music have always flourished in this dynamic space originally designed for artist Mischa Kallis as a residence and art studio.
In 1960, Kallis sold the property directly to his cousin Jacqueline and her husband William Sharlin. Jacqueline was a noted concert pianist who had actually performed at Carnegie Hall.
With the Sharlins’ growing family and their love of entertaining, they soon needed more space. They commissioned Schindler’s associate Josef Van der Kar to ingeniously convert an open patio between the living quarters and art studio to an entertainment/family room.
Later, they hired architect Leroy Miller to convert the art studio to a new master bedroom and bath. In 1960, Kallis sold the property directly to his cousin.
Today the building stands as a great space for living, and a fully resolved work of architecture.
Listing courtesy of Crosby Doe, Crosby Doe Associates.