Saturday, April 2, 2011

Case Study Houses.

I've always been fascinated with case study homes from the mid century.  What exactly is a case study house?  They were experimental homes commissioned by major architects of the time including Neutra, Eames and Saarinen for Arts & Architecture magazine.   The idea was to build inexpensive and efficient model homes to accommodate the housing boom after WWII.  The program ran from 1945-1966 and most of the case study homes where built in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

One of the most well known homes and perhaps my personal favorite is the Stahl House, which resides in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, California.

1960, architect Pierre Koenig
1635 Woods Drive, West Hollywood, CA. 

Stahl House at night, Interior Design 

1949, architects Charles and Ray Eames
203 N. Chautauqua Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA. 

1955, architect Craig Ellwood
219 Chautauqua Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA. 

1949, architects Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen
205 Chautauqua Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA. 

1953, architect Craig Ellwood
1811 Bel Air Road, Bel Air, CA.  

For a complete list visit Art and Architecture's website

and check out amazon for a variety of books on the Case Study Houses


1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

And so many in our southern CA area!

Love those homes too . . . =)

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

You're so lucky to live where there are so many of the Case Study houses!


I'm in love with the third one. The primary colors on the side of the house are great.


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