Rudolph Schindler’s Roth Residence, 1946 with recent studio space by Barbara Bestor: Unless prepared, one’s first reaction to the Roth Residence is likely astonishment. The structure simply defies conventional concepts of dwelling. Yet the real drama and success of the life space reveals itself slowly. Walking up the front staircase to the entry one wonders what might be behind that door? The entry vestibule reveals another staircase, a straight compressed assent into the light. With the placement of cabinetry at the top of the stairs nothing is revealed until one is fully enveloped in great living space and panoramic vistas. At that instant it all makes sense. Why not live in a work of art? Residence includes: three bedrooms, three baths, laundry, and studio.