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Finding Case Study Houses in LA

Postby texasdago » Fri Jul 01, 2005 6:05 am

Is there any kind of map or resources out there (preferably on the web) that shows how to find the different case study houses in LA?

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Postby modfan » Fri Jul 01, 2005 6:46 am

"Case Study Houses"-you will get a few from the USC archives BTW 22 is on a gated street not accesible to the public but you can see the back off of Hollywood Bl. where I put the pic in the residential gallery.

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Postby Tony » Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:00 am

Here you go:

Case Study House #15 1947
J. R. Davidson
4755 Lasheart Drive
La Canada, CA 91011 535-A3

Case Study House #2 1947
Sumner Spaulding & John Rex
857 S. Chapea Road
Pasadena, CA 91107 566-G6

Case Study House #17 1947
Rodney A. Walker
7861 Woodrow Wilson Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90046 593-A1
Altered Beyond Recognition

Case Study House #3 1949
William Wilson Wurster & Theodore Bernardi
13187 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049 591-D7

Case Study House 1950 1950
Raphael Soriano
1080 Ravoli Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90272 631-C5
Altered Beyond Recognition

Case Study House #18-A 1957
Craig Ellwood
1129 Miradero Road
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 592-F5

Case Study House #18 1948
Bailey Residence
Richard Neutra
219 Chautauqua Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90272 631-B6

Case Study House #21-A 1958
Bailey Residence
Pierre Koenig
9038 Wonderland Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046 592-G2
Restored by Pierre Koenig

Case Study House #20-A 1958
Bass Residence
Buff, Straub & Hensman
2275 Santa Rosa Avenue
Altadena, CA 91001 535-J6

Case Study Apartments #1 1964
Beadle Apartments
Alfred M.(N.?) Beadle & Alan A. Dailey
Phoenix, AZ

Case Study House #11 (1) 1946
Cron Residence
J. R. Davidson
540 S. Barrington Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90073 631-H3
Demolished

Case Study House #8 1949
Eames House and Studio
Charles & Ray Eames
203 Chautauqua Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90272-4404 631-B7

Case Study House #9 1949
Entenza Residence
Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen
205 Chautauqua Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90272 631-B6
Restored with large new house by Barry Burkus.

Case Study House #17-A 1955
Fields Residence
Craig Ellwood
9554 Hidden Valley Road
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 592-F1

Case Study House #25 1963
Frank Residence
Killingsworth, Brady & Smith
82 Rivo Alto Canal
Long Beach, CA 90803 826-C2

Case Study House #26 1963
Harrison Residence
Beverly (David) Thorne
Marin Bay
San Rafael, CA

Case Study House #28 1966
Janns Pacific Residence
Buff, Straub & Hensman
91 W. Concho Lane
Bell Canyon, CA 91307 529-B3

Case Study House #1 1948
McFadden Residence
J. R. Davidson
10152 Toluca Lake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 91602 563-C5

Case Study House #10 1947
Nomland Residence
Kemper Nomland & Kemper Nomland, Jr.
711 S. San Rafael Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105-2324 565-F7

Case Study House #16-A 1952
Craig Ellwood
1811 Bel Air Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077 592-A4

Case Study House #22 1959
Stahl Residence
Pierre Koenig
1635 Woods Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069 593-A4

Case Study House #23-A 1960
Triad-A
Killingsworth, Brady & Smith
2342 Rue de Anne
La Jolla, CA 92037 1227-H7

Case Study House #23-B 1960
Triad-B
Killingsworth, Brady & Smith
2343 Rue de Anne
La Jolla, CA 92037 1227-H7
Altered Beyond Recognition – Mansard Roof!

Case Study House #23-C 1960
Triad-C
Killingsworth, Brady & Smith
2329 Rue de Anne
La Jolla, CA 92037 1227-H7

Case Study House #16 1947
Walker Residence
Rodney A. Walker
9945 Beverly Grove Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210-2121 592-D5

Case Study House #18 1948
West Residence
Rodney A. Walker
199 Chautauqua Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90272 631-B6
Restored after substantial Northridge earthquake damage.

Case Study House #7 1948
Wilcox Residence
Thornton M. Abel
6236 N. Deerfield Avenue
San Gabriel, CA 91775 596-G2

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Postby texasdago » Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:22 am

Wow... awesome! Thank you...

Too bad 22 isn't accessible.

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Postby moderns-r-us » Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:31 am

Now if I plug that into my Garmin GPS maybe I can figure the best driving route to see them all with the shortest amount of driving.

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Postby SDR » Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:39 am

[Marge Simpson, after finishing her novel]: "Now, do I dare push 'PRINT'?" [takes big swig from stem glass] "aannd. . .PRINT!"


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Postby modfan » Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:58 pm

23 A-looks in pretty good condition, altho it looks like the owners want to conserve water so the ponds at the entry are dry. One criticism I have for it is that it was designed with no covered porch at the front door, seems all they needed to do was make the overhang of the roof a little longer.
And your are right about the one across the street B-it is certainly altered beyond recognition with it's mansard roof-sad.

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Postby STLModern » Sat Jul 16, 2005 6:29 am

texasdago wrote:Wow... awesome! Thank you...

Too bad 22 isn't accessible.


It is if you climb the fence. 8)

Here it is walking up the private drive.

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Here it is from further up the private drive looking back at it.

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And here it is from Sunset Blvd.

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Postby moderns-r-us » Sat Jul 16, 2005 10:01 pm

Speaking of CS 22.

Has anybody seen the print ad for the HBO series "Entourage?" It seems like it might have been photographed in Case Study 22. I say this based on a little bit of deck and beam visible with LA city lights below. Anybody else see this one?

Is it me, or is this house showing up in Movies and adds everywhere? Maybe the present owners are paying their mortgage with location fees!

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CSH 22

Postby modfan » Sun Jul 17, 2005 8:04 am

Is in lots and lots of movies and commercials. I think it first appeared in the movie version of Evelyn Waugh's satire of the Funeral Industry-'The Loved One' . The Stahl's probably have already paid off their mortgage on it and are just using their $ from filming for their retirement. They are getting along in years and he is in a wheelchair I think. I hope they have their will set up so that it doesn't get demolished or extensively modified. Who ever got those pics they are cool, and had a lotta chutzpah to climb the fence (didn't seem to easy to climb over when I drove by) lucky no one called LAPD to alert em.

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Postby STLModern » Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:21 am

It wasn't that bad. There were six of us. A lady walking her three pugs told us people do it all the time. She lived on the same street so I didn't see it as a problem if she didn't care. If I wouldn't have done it then I would not have been able to share these pics with everyone. :D

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Postby modfan » Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:40 am

drove by CSH 21-A-Bailey House. Looks in very good condition and no real obstructions from taking a look, just very thin bamboo hedge that you can glance thru. Plus there's what looks like a classic Mercedes Benz 300SL gull wing coupe in the carport.

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Postby Cactus Dennis » Sun Aug 14, 2005 7:19 pm

Thanks, STL for the pics. They made my day!

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Postby moderns-r-us » Thu Jul 13, 2006 1:40 pm

moderns-r-us wrote:Speaking of CS 22.

Has anybody seen the print ad for the HBO series "Entourage?" It seems like it might have been photographed in Case Study 22. I say this based on a little bit of deck and beam visible with LA city lights below. Anybody else see this one?

Is it me, or is this house showing up in Movies and adds everywhere? Maybe the present owners are paying their mortgage with location fees!


I saw this at Best Buy the other day and it reminded me of this thread and the mention of Case Study 22. I cannot seem to get the photo to post on the page so here is the link. Do you think this is really Case Study 22 or is it born in the computer?

http://store.hbo.com/largeImage/index.j ... 4010dt.jpg

If is is CSH 22 it looks to me like those girls outside the window are standing in mid-air!

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Postby nichols » Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:36 pm

Sad to report that Mr. Stahl has passed away.
CLARENCE H "Buck" STAHL 24 Apr 1912 26 Apr 2005
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Here is an excerpt from a piece that ran in the LA Times talking about the house in movies:


....Let's start with the tangibles. Carlotta and Buck Stahl live in Case Study House No. 22, a glass-walled miracle in the Hollywood Hills, designed by the noted architect Pierre Koenig in 1958 and memorialized by an evocative Julius Shulman photograph of two women sitting inside the house. Soon after the home was built, film companies were interested in its unique design and cliff-top fit.

"They made a movie here in 1962 called 'Smog,' " says Carlotta Stahl. "But when they came up, it was a clear day, so they had to spray gunk on the windows to make it look like you were looking out at smog." The 2,300-square-foot house has more recently appeared in "Nurse Betty," "Why Do Fools Fall in Love," "Galaxy Quest" and "The Marrying Man."

"It's an architectural masterpiece perched at the top of the Sunset Strip, looking out at a blanket of lights," explains location manager John Panzarella, who used the Stahl home for the home of soap opera doctor Greg Kinnear in "Nurse Betty." "The house is completely made of glass, so you have the opportunity to film the interior from the exterior. You can set up a shot with the pool in the foreground, and through the glass wall you can see right into the house..."

http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la ... lines-home

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Postby Tony » Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:16 pm

Mr. Nichols,

How sad! I didn't hear that he died.

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#25 in Long beach

Postby retromodernjeff » Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:42 pm

I used to live near #25, you can walk the canal path right up to the house, that door is crazy tall!

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Postby Tony » Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:52 pm

The door was originally built, and then later remade, by a local huge aircraft company. Can't remember the company name anymore, although Ed Killingsworth told me once.

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Postby BOXOUTBM » Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:13 am

Case Study House #25 1963
Frank Residence
Killingsworth, Brady & Smith
82 Rivo Alto Canal
Long Beach, CA 90803 826-C2


I've loved this home ever since I was a child. We used (and still do) walk by this home every year during Christmas. I always hoped that the owners will be out front and notice me gawking at it and invite me in for a tour. Never Happened.

I told my Wife when we bought our Cliff May, that if and when this home ever goes on the Market and we are in the position to buy ,then we will make a serious run at it. Right now, we could not afford the 3 million plus that this home would sell for, but I am determined to make sure that this is my next purchase. I need a raise or better yet find a sack of money.

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Postby SDR » Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:38 pm

Hmm -- have you ever seen that cover photo before ? Would it be one of the group taken by J Shulman on "the night in question" ? (Where is that account of the photo shoot that resulted in the iconic photo with the two young ladies ?)

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Postby nichols » Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:52 pm

Yes, it is very much a part of that same series.

Read all about it:

A Shot In The Dark
Los Angeles Magazine, June, 2001 by Mary Melton

WHEN JULIUS SHULMAN SNAPPED WHAT IS PERHAPS THE most famous picture ever taken of Los Angeles, could he have imagined, could any of his subjects have imagined, that a single image would encapsulate the promises, hopes, and dreams of L.A.'s future--and conjure our fantasies of its past?

Architect Pierre Koenig's Case Study House No. 22, also known as the Stahl House, was unlike anything ever constructed. Cantilevered off the edge of the Hollywood Hills above Sunset Boulevard, it defied gravity. You could sip cocktails in the sky and still be land-locked. You could hang on the a cliff with nothing separating you from a precipitous drop but glass walls--that slid open. Other homes were built in the hills; others enjoyed that classic noir view of the twinkling city grid. But none was as stylish, as daringly out there as this 2,300-square-foot glass-and-steel masterpiece with a 270-degree panorama....

http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/excerpt ... w/1/10.htm

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Postby SDR » Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:33 pm

Thanks, Chris. What do you mean, "I was there". . .?


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Postby nichols » Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:57 am

In 2001, when that photo above was taken. Got to hang out with Pierre and Julius and meet all the folks that were there that day in 1960. It was really great.

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Postby SDR » Mon Jul 17, 2006 4:28 pm

Cool. . .

I love those accounts of the shoot, from various parties. Reality always trumps anything you could make up !

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Postby robbhouston » Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:44 am

Anyone have any info on why CSHs numbers 16-20 were assigned twice? I was looking around for info on CSH16 (to see if it was still in tact) and found an article about it being torn down. The article listed the architect as Rodney Walker. I was both sad and confused, as Ellwood's #16 is one of my favorite of the CSHs. However, after a bit more tooling around I figured out I was mistaken about which house was destroyed.

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Postby robbhouston » Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:55 am

Ellwood's CSH #16, still standing (in 1998 at least)...
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Postby SDR » Sat Sep 09, 2006 11:18 am

A note on p 41 of "Blueprints for Modern Living" (MIT, 1989) says ". . .the houses in the program were numbered consecutively. However, some houses bear the same program number, not all houses designed were built, and many of the houses were built out of sequence."

Esther McCoy's full explanation of the oddities of the chronology appears in the second edition of her "Case Study Houses 1945-1962" (Hennessey & Ingalls, 1977, pp 210-11). When my finicky HP Scan-pro feels up to it, I will reprint her list and notes.

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Postby SDR » Sun Sep 10, 2006 3:47 pm

Here's the McCoy material:

CHRONOLOGY
In several instances (marked by asterisks) the same number was assigned twice: #16, #17 and #18 by Rodney A. Walker, completed in 1947 and 1948, were reassigned to Craig Ellwood, whose CSH #16, #17 and #18 were completed in 1952, 1955 and 1957.

Richard Neutra's CSH #20, completed in 1948, reappeared in the 1958 CSH #20 by Buff, Straub and Hensman. CSH #21, a 1947 unexecuted Neutra project, turned up again as Pierre Koenig's CSH #21, completed in 1958.

J.R. Davidson's CSH #1 and #11 were transposed when #1 was abandoned and #11 was the first CSH to be completed, furnished, landscaped and opened to the public. This was an event A & A considered important enough to merit #1.

Too many houses were delayed or projects abandoned for houses to be opened to the public in chronological order -- which would have been an editorial convenience -- so in 1950 the houses were assigned a year rather than a number; this accounts for Raphael Soriano's 1950 house having no CSH number. But continuing delays made this policy impossible to maintain.

The success of the program and the delays in construction in the early phase were responsible for certain houses being pulled into the program after construction was almost completed, simply to keep worthy examples of design before the public.

It was modest of the editor not to have foreseen that 32 years after the program started the interest in it would still be lively-lost, traded and stolen numbers notwithstanding.

Completed Case Studies:
1946 #1 (#11*) J.R. Davidson, 540 S. Barrington Ave., Los Angeles
1947 #2 Spaulding and Rex, 846 Chapea Rd., Pasadena
1947 #10 Nomland and Nomland, 711 San Raphael Ave., Pasadena
1947 #15 J.R. Davidson, 4755 Lasheart Dr., La Canada
1947 #16* Rodney A. Walker, 9945 Beverly Grove Dr., Beverly Hills
1947 #17* Rodney A. Walker, 7861 Woodrow Wilson Dr., Los Angeles
1948 #18* Rodney A. Walker, 199 Chautauqua Blvd., Pacific Palisades
1948 #7 Thornton M. Abell, 634 N. Deerfield Ave., San Gabriel 1948 #20* Richard Neutra, 219 Chautauqua Blvd., Pacific Palisades
1949 #3 Wurster and Bernardi, 13187 Chalon Rd., Los Angeles 1949 #8 Charles Eames, 203 Chautauqua Blvd. , Pacific Palisades
1949 #9 Eames and Saarinen, 201 Chautauqua Blvd., Pacific Palisades
1950 1950 CSH Raphael Soriano, 1080 Ravoli Dr., Pacific Palisades
1952 #16* Craig Ellwood, 1811 Bel Air Rd., Los Angeles
1955 #17* Craig Ellwood, 9554 Hidden Valley Rd., Beverly Hills
1957 #18* Craig Ellwood, 1129 Miradero Rd., Beverly Hills 1958 #20* Buff, Straub and Hensman, 2275 Santa Rosa Ave., Altadena
1958 #21 * Pierre Koenig, 9036 Wonderland Pk. Ave., Los Angeles
1959 #22 Pierre Koenig, 1635 Woods Dr., Los Angeles
1960 #23 Triad: Killingsworth, Brady and Smith, Rue de Ann, La Jolla
1963 #25 Killingsworth, Brady and Smith, 82 Rivo Alto Canal, Long Beach (Naples)
1963 #26 David Thorne, San Rafael

Unexecuted:
1945 #4 Ralph Rapson
1945 #5 Whitney R. Smith
1945 #6 Richard Neutra
1945 #11 (#1)* J.R. Davidson
1946 #12 Whitney R. Smith
1946 #13 Richard Neutra
1947 #21 * Richard Neutra
1956 #19 Don Knorr
1961 #24 Jones and Emmons
1963 #26 Killingsworth, Brady and Smith; Structural System: William Nugent

When the magazine was sold in 1962 to David Travers, the program continued through 1966:
1963 #27 (unexecuted), Campbell and Wong
1964 Case Study Apartments #1, Alfred M. Beadle (Alan A. Dailey), Phoenix, Arizona
1964 Case Study Apartments #2 (unexecuted), Killingsworth, Brady and Associates.
1966 #28 Buff, Hensman and Associates, Thousand Oaks
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