Former National Public Radio writer and producer Chumi Paul has purchased a Rudolph Schindler-designed home in the Silver Lake area for $600,000.
The midcentury house, built in 1956, is known as Schindler's last commissioned home. The modernist architect died in 1953 at 65 without seeing the project completed.
The two-bedroom-plus-office house is entered through a first-level foyer. Original details include wooden sconces, room dividers, pocket doors, cabinets and other built-ins. There are 13/4 bathrooms.
Paul is only the second owner of the 1,258-square-foot house, which was built and named for its original owners, L.A. City College professor Philip Schlessinger and his wife, Phyllis.
Paul plans to restore the house, according to David and Sandy Kinder of Keller Williams Realty in Studio City. The Kinders handled both sides of the transaction.