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.