To experience Manola Court (aka the Sachs Apartments) is to enter into the mind of one of the pioneers of Southern California modernism. Its architect, R.M. Schindler—a contemporary and colleague of Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Neutra—designed the 16-unit complex in the 1920s for his friend, Herman Sachs, a bon vivant, muralist, and designer who left his mark on the civic landscape of Los Angeles through his work on important public buildings, including Union Station and City Hall. Manola Court, Sachs’s home and studio—and the social hub for a vibrant Silver Lake creative community—is now a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument. A meticulous new restoration pairs Schindler’s principles and vision with amenities that bring the best of the 21st century to this magnificent property. Private courtyards and lush landscaping by Terremoto unite the complex’s five buildings, creating a green oasis in the middle of Silver Lake, one of LA’s most interesting neighborhoods.
To book a stay at this freshly restored masterpiece of Southern California architecture, please visit the Live to Give LA website here. Fees from short-term stays support research into rare blood-related diseases through an innovative new charity model devised by Paul Finegold, owner of Manola Court, to honor his late wife, Gitu Bhavnani. Live to Give LA will contribute one hundred percent of visitors’ fees to this important research. Guests benefit by not paying hotel room tax or parking fees in addition to being among the first to enjoy this important property. Manola Court is a magical place. We look forward to sharing it with you.
"Each of my buildings deal with a different architectural problem, the existence of which has been forgotten in this period of Rational Mechanization. The question of whether a house is really a house is more important to me, than the fact that it is made of steel, glass, putty or hot air." - R.M. Schindler
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