Silver Lake Modern Home. The Skinner House, 1937. William Kesling, Architect. 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. Ultimately, the designs were horizontal in their orientation, serving as a precursor to the modernist movement that would begin in earnest a decade later.