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The Schindler House is considered to be the first modern house built in the world.
By whom and where? I know there's a book reference, but none to the page number or who made the claim. It's far too large and controversial a claim to be left without reference to the individual that made it.FrFintonStack (talk) 21:07, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
I added the claim to the article. The statement was from the book, I will add the proper page reference to the article. I own a copy of the book "Schindler House" by Kathryn Smith from which the claim is made. On page 7, "When it was completed in June 1922, it looked completely different from any other house in the neighborhood. In fact, it looked completely different from any other house in the United States. But the importance of the house is greater than an issue of style: it was no less than the first modern house to be built in the world." Minnaert (talk) 01:23, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
In looking at the book again, there is a second quote which adds to the claim. from page 39 "There is one particular feature of the Schindler House that clearly distinguishes it as the first modern house built in the world: its audacious originality given the years of its design and construction, 1921-22." It continues further to discuss how Le Corbusier and Gropius's first houses which could be called 'modern' were built in 1928-29 & 1925-26, respectively. Minnaert (talk) 01:33, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
Even, if it's quoted properly, this is not a fact! The definition for modern, which is made in this statement is quite subjective. I would remove this sentence from the WP article. --126.96.36.199 (talk) 12:23, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
"Modern" in this context is understood to mean that the design and construction of the house make no reference to the design and construction of any other dwelling. Where the design refers to Japanese and Native American motifs, they exist only in parody in the Kings Road House, which diplays an audacious experimentalism that opened the way for Gropius, Le Corbu, and even Wright (who built a ludicrous Kings Road House inspired house in Minnesota!) to do the same. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 15:28, 4 April 2013 (UTC)