The premisesThe Fitzpatrick-Leland House commands a strong presence along the slope of Laurel Canyon and Mulholland Drive, as the 3-story terraced scheme captures the eye with its interplay of protruding canopies beneath. Schindler’s subtle composition of interlocking volumes dominates the experience of interior spaces.
The dramatic L-shaped home was originally commissioned by developer Clifton Fitzpatrick as a spec-house, i.e. a real estate promotion to attract buyers to the area. Following numerous changes of proprietors and various modifications Schindler’s architecture would scarcely be recognizable today, had it not been acquired by Russ Leland in 1990 who—in 10 years—restored the building and recovered much of its original design. Through his efforts, Leland successfully recaptured the spirit of Schindler’s vision. In 2007, he donated the building and property to the MAK Center, insuring its legacy as a historically significant work of architecture.
Adress & ContactFitzpatrick-Leland House
Laurel Canyon Boulevard/Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90046
T +1 323 651 1510
VisitFree admission by appointment only