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Finding Case Study Houses in LA
Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 6:05 am
Do a google on
Posted: 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.
Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:00 am
Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:22 am
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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!"
Bender always gets lost -- even with built-in GPS
I'll be posting a pic of
Posted: 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.
Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 6:29 am
Posted: 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!
Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 8:04 am
Posted: 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.
I by chance
Posted: 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.
Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 7:19 pm
Thanks, STL for the pics. They made my day!
Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 1:40 pm
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Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:16 pm
#25 in Long beach
Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:42 pm
Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:52 pm
Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:13 am
Case Study House #25 1963
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.
Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:27 am
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Posted: 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 ?)
Posted: 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
(I was there!)
Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:33 pm
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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 !
Posted: 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.
Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:55 am
Ellwood's CSH #16, still standing (in 1998 at least)...
Posted: 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.
Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 3:47 pm