If the property looks familiar but the name doesn't, you may have previously seen the Stahl House in this photograph by Julius Schulman and if you haven't seen that photograph you may have seen the house featured in movies and if you haven't seen it in movies then maybe in fashion shoots? Or maybe this a first?
If so, allow me to introduce you to Case Study #22 also described as an "iconic example of mid century modern design" but better known as my future home. I wish.
It was designed by Pierre Koenig in 1959 and is located in Hollywood Hills. A bit of a long commute for me to work every day so sadly the house and I won't be living happily ever after together.
But we look so good together!
The house is a privately owned property filled with photographs of the Stahl family. It was ahead of its time and built predominately of steel and glass and perched high on the hills. It is basically a glass box that you can see right through but with spectacular views across Los Angeles and not of your neighbours kitchen window.
Above is how the living area looks now with local stone used for the fireplace. The fireplace didn't look this way originally though and below is a photograph of the original space. Good choice adding the stone I think.
What I love about most modernist homes is their relatively small footprint in comparison to some homes built today. Give me a small house over a large house any day! This property really is a sight to see if you ever have the opportunity to visit in person. I recommend the afternoon / evening tour as it is nice to see and feel how the mood of the home changes as the sun goes down.
This post is dedicated to my friend Emily Sephton.