Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Stahl Case Study House #22

Last week I blogged about visiting the Case Study house here:
I wanted to go back and show how the house and its' surroundings change as the sun sets. The following photos will give you a sense of what it was like to be near the top of the Hollywood hills overlooking all of Los Angeles basin on a very warm and very clear day as it transitions into evening.

"I'll I want is a home with a view" - Mr. Stahl, who found this piece of property and had this vision for he and his family

“Case Study House #22, aka Stahl House, is a modernist styled house in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles, California that was designed by Pierre Koenig. Photographic and anecdotal evidence suggests that the architect's client, Buck Stahl, may have provided an inspiration for the overall structure.
Built in 1959 and part of the Case Study Houses program, the house is considered an iconic representation of modern architecture in Los Angeles during the 20th century. It was made famous by a photograph by Julius Shulman showing two women leisurely sitting at a corner of the house with a panoramic view of the city through the floor-to-ceiling glass walls at night. The house was used in numerous fashion shoots, ad campaigns and at least five films.
In 2007, the American Institute of Architects listed the Stahl House (#140) as one of the top 150 structures on its "America’s Favorite Architecture " list, one of only 11 in Southern California, and the only privately owned home on the list.
The house was included in a list of all-time top 10 houses in Los Angeles in a Los Angeles Times survey of experts in December 2008.
The house is privately owned.”-Wikipedia

For tour information: http://www.stahlhouse.com/viewings

1 comment:

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

What an amazing home. I would sit right there and never leave.

Ok I would still want to travel!

Thanks for traveling with me~

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