Located on Multiview Drive in the Hollywood Hills, this new listing has quite a multilayered history. The house was originally designed in 1946 for Mischa Kallis, an artist and art director for Universal Studios, by Rudolph Schindler. Well-versed in working with a challenging build site, the Viennese visionary skillfully integrated the residence into the hillside, breaking it into several volumes that flow down the slope, and covering it with vertical split-stake wood fencing to help it "disappear among the trees."
In 1960, Kallis sold the property to his cousin Jacqueline, a noted concert pianist, and her husband, William Sharlin. Shortly after acquiring the property, which then consisted of two separate structures—the living quarters plus an art studio—the Sharlins commissioned Schindler associate Josef Van der Kar to convert an open patio between the two buildings into an entertainment/family room. Later, they hired "LA 12" architect Leroy Miller to turn the art studio into a new master bedroom and bath.
Per the listing description, the reconfigured residence now incorporates four bedrooms and three baths in its 2,873 square feet. Other features include original Schindler built-in furniture, a built-in sculpture by artist Peter Krasnow, four fireplaces, clerestory windows, and walls of glass offering commanding views to the San Gabriel Mountains.
Designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 2006, the Kallis-Sharlin House hit the market for the first time this week with an asking price of $2.85 million.
3580 Multiview Drive [Crosby Doe Associates]