Rudolph Schindler: Bennati Cabin (Lake Arrowhead, Calif.)

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Description

The distinctive A-frame shape of the Gisela Bennati cabin is possibly one of the earliest uses of the style as a residence in the United States. The steeply pitched roof is a very good choice for the Lake Arrowhead region, since the lake is at a high elevation which receives many inches of heavy, wet snow each winter. The shape helps to shed snow while providing walls of windows to look out on the view.

Creator

Rudolph Schindler, architect

Source

R. M. Schindler papers, Architecture & Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Date

circa 1934

Rights

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Citation

Rudolph Schindler, architect, “Rudolph Schindler: Bennati Cabin (Lake Arrowhead, Calif.),” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed May 23, 2022, http://www.adc-exhibits.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/411.