Living room of The Karl Howenstein Residence, remodeled by R.M. Schindler

For the first time since its inception, this residential restoration opportunity comes to the market! The Karl Howenstein Residence, remodeled by R.M. Schindler, is an extraordinary property located in the Monterey Hills area of South Pasadena. Thoughtfully sited on four solid line parcels and perched on top of a promontory, the home offers awe-inspiring views from nearly every room, with a unique focus on urban beauty and natural grandeur.

The light-filled residence becomes its own compass and sundial as the day’s light traverses throughout the interior. From the secluded private driveway to the expansive vistas of the Los Angeles skyline, mountaintops, and valleys, you will be mesmerized by the beauty of this architectural gem steeped in California’s modernist history.

Schindler’s deep overhangs ensure the expansive glass throughout remains protected without interrupting sight lines. With double-height ceilings and multiple clerestories, the architect expands the entire living space.

The guest bedrooms offer views beyond the Elephant Hill Open Space and Dodger Stadium to downtown LA and Catalina Island. The architect has curated these panoramic views to ensure every room has something spectacular to see.

The Karl Howenstein Residence, remodeled by R.M. Schindler

Schindler’s design offers an innovative way of combining natural light, architecture, and engineering. The resolution of the corner construction allows for ample amounts of daylight to enter through glazing and clerestories.

By embracing natural light, this innovative design offers an opportunity to create a truly transformational space. The combination of natural light and carefully crafted architecture creates a stunning backdrop for modern living. The ultimate opportunity to restore and reimagine this mid century modern home and create a private hilltop estate with views from downtown to the ocean awaits.

Interested in seeing The Karl Howenstein Residence, an R.M. Schindler remodeled home, contact us at 323-745-1160 for a private showing. For additional Architectural homes and more Los Angeles Mid Century Modern houses for sale, email Find more Pasadena real estate on our map search. Considering selling your home… Beyond Shelter would love the opportunity to work with you. Through our personalized Ready. Set. Show. Plan, we will prepare your home for showtime and maximize its value in the marketplace. Find out more about our Seller experience here.