William Kesling, Architect. The Skinner House, 1937. Los Angeles Historical Cultural Monument #856. Streamline Moderne was both a reaction to Art Deco and a reflection of austere economic times. Gone was unnecessary ornament. Sharp angles were replaced with simple, aerodynamic curves. Exotic woods and stone were replaced with cement and glass. And ultimately, the designs were horizontal in their orientation, serving as a precursor to the modernist movement that would begin in earnest a decade later. The Skinner House is a museum quality testament to the period and includes 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a later addition of a den, original kitchen, hardwood flooring, magnesite and chrome stairway, and private landscaped patio with fountain. The property benefits from substantial Mills Act property tax savings.