Category Archives: Harris House

RM Schindler’s Rose Harris House, 1942, History, part 2 of 5

Models, movies and stories


Thanks to Steve Schuh and his Schindler facebook page for pointing me towards the history of ownership of the Harris lot.

Thanks to the Anonymous Architect for pointing me towards Fred Fudacz, the owner of the Harris lot.

Thanks to Fred Fudacz for his history with the Harris lot, and for pointing me towards Jo Sadalla.

Extra special thanks to Jo Sadalla for sharing her memories of life at the Harris house.

Harris House history

I have been able to assemble much of the history of the Harris house since my first article.

RM Schindler’s Rose Harris House, 1942, Introduction, part 1 of 5

An old favorite, revisited and rediscovered

I have always liked the Harris House, or at least what I knew of it. That was limited to the Julius Shulman photographs of the front and the living room (Figs 1 & 2). I wanted to learn more about it, and was delighted to discover what a wonderful design it is and how much I didn’t know.



Many thanks to Sarah Sherman, Reference Librarian and the Getty Research Institute for letting me use Julius Shulman’s Harris House photos. Photos 1,2,5, 6 & 8 are copyright J. Paul Getty Trust. Used with permission. Julius Shulman Photography Archive, Research Library st the Getty Research Institute (204.R.10). Figure 7 is used by permission, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.


A good place to start is Schindler’s description of the house, from the January, 1943 issue of arts & architecture magazine 1.  Typically for Schindler, he wrote the description all in capital letters.