5 case study homes Los Angeles

EAMES HOUSE (#8)

203 Chautauqua Blvd
Pacific Palisades
+1 310 459 9663
eamesfoundation.org

Make a reservation online before trying to visit this landmark of mid-century modern architecture, also known as Case Study House Number 8. Designed and constructed by Charles and Ray Eames, the couple lived in the house until their deaths. The house and the grounds are magical.

BAILEY HOUSE (#20)

219 Chautauqua Blvd
Pacific Palisades
+1 310 459 9663
eamesfoundation.org

While visiting the Eames House, be sure to look at the other homes you can catch glimpses of on the surrounding bluff. Five Case Study Houses were built here, including Arts & Architecture publisher John Entenza’s house (#9) and this one by Richard Neutra, which is visible from the street and not open to the public.

CASE STUDY HOUSE #21

9038 Wonderland
Park Avenue
West Hollywood

Architect Pierre Koenig designed this simple home, built of steel and glass, before he built his more famous Case Study House (#22). Tucked into the hill, it was completed in 1959 and remains one of the finest examples of Koenig’s steel-frame houses.

STAHL HOUSE (#22)

Woods Drive
West Hollywood 
+   1 208 429 1058
stahlhouse.com

The most recognizable of all the Case Study homes, no doubt because of photographer Julius Shulman’s incredible portrait of it – if a single image could sum up modern architecture in Los Angeles, that would be it. The Pierre Koenig-designed home is open for tours, but be sure to book one before you go.

CASE STUDY HOUSE #16

Bel Air Road
Bel-Air

From the street (which is the only way to view this stunning home), the Los Angeles Conservancy says this house looks like a ‘glowing, floating glass pavilion’. It’s certainly worth checking out Craig Ellwood’s design, the only surviving Case Study by Ellwood that is still intact.

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