Renowned mid-century modern architect Pierre Koenig’s final masterpiece, the Schwartz House, is now on the market for US$4.55 million.
The architectural marvel, located in Santa Monica, is an embodiment of Koenig’s iconic style, celebrated for functional designs and seamless integration with nature.
Constructed atop four structural steel columns, the Schwartz House minimises ecological impact while showcasing a harmonious blend with its surroundings, according to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
The home’s unique rotated design maximises southern exposure, capturing sea breezes for natural cooling.
Featuring stark lines, black-steel framing, galvanised wall panels, and extensive glass, the residence is a quintessential example of mid-century modern aesthetics.
Spanning 221sq m, the interior exudes warmth and elegance.
Blonde hardwood floors and white walls accentuate the glass walls and open floor plan, which connects the kitchen, dining, and living areas.
The house includes four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a guest suite with a separate entrance, offering ample space for family living or a home office.
A striking spiral staircase with yellow metal steps adds a signature modern touch, connecting the three levels.
Recent renovations have preserved the spirit of the original design while introducing modern conveniences.
Updates include a new roof, refinished floors, and state-of-the-art appliances.
The property also features a covered patio beneath the steel columns and a landscaped yard surrounded by mature trees.
Beyond its architectural significance, the Schwartz House is situated in a desirable part of Santa Monica, mere minutes from Ginger Rogers Beach and Rustic Canyon Park.
The bustling downtown area, Pacific Coast beaches, Michelin-starred restaurants, and trendy boutiques are easily accessible, underscoring the area’s popularity among celebrities.
The property, meticulously maintained and with only two previous owners, is a potential candidate for historic landmark registration.