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repeat restoration specialist) and some new photography. The Kallis is in good hands again---to stay, apparently. The desert masonry is a detail I hadn't noticed before.
Don't miss the links to the James Cutler house, or to the Roth house . . .
See Esther McCoy's book, page 185, for the original appearance. Notice also that Sharlin apparently lowered the hood of the outdoor fireplace.
Yes, I was hoping for the removal of that later expansion/enclosure as well. Apparently they switched houses for more space, so it wasn't in the cards. At their previous Schindler, the Roth house, they enclosed the two-way garage to use as office space, an easily reversible change. I never understood why that garage is considered unusable today. Weren't most cars in the 1940s larger than some of the smaller/midsize ones of today? Was the garage too small from the start?...didn't go that far in their restoration-renovation.
Back home, neighbors had a tandem garage, but it was just a long rectangle with a door at only one end. They had two Chrysler Airflows, one silver, the other gold. So they either had to use the one in back, or drive the back one out, park it, drive the front one out, park it, drive the back one to the front, then drive the front away. Why they had 2 identical cars of different colors, I don't know, especially since Mrs. Sindt didn't drive.
There are many tandem garages here in the city---I suppose any city could say the same, if they had 25-foot-wide lots. I'm glad I don't have to negotiate one of those . . .
I didn't make that association but you're right. I think these are the only two Schindler houses with that arrangement. It's funny they have owned both of them.That's interesting, isn't it---as Kallis has a drive-through garage too ...
I think having the garage open at both ends creates a usable solution for tandem parking. The first person arriving home simply drives all the way in. Both cars then have egress. Unlike a conventional two-car garage, only one driver has to back out on to the street.
These two garages are also more visually interesting than conventional ones.