SCHNEIDER RESIDENCE, 1965 — Leron Austin Hester, AIA, Architect. Hester’s counterpoint to the ubiquitous stucco box seems to channel the work of Calvin Straub and his contemporaries. The result is a melodic rift where rustic-modern materials meet Asian-influenced post and beam construction. At once warm, livable, and ultimately satisfying. Located in the Southwest San Rafael Hills, the property is sited to take full advantage of its multi-level stepped lot. Suspended concrete and aggregate steps convey one from level to level revealing the sweeping views across Downtown LA to the Pacific beyond. Unlike many hillside properties, much of the lot is flat, usable, professionally landscaped and truly private. Thoughtfully restored and updated by the current owners, this property is both aesthetically and mechanically complete.