Ethereal Steel and Glass in Los Angeles, Case Study House #22

Pure mid-century wonder …

Case Study House #22, The Stahl House, Architect Pierre Koenig, 1959-1960, Photograph by Julius Shulman.

If you want to see the house in a movie watch Galaxy Quest. If you want to buy an architecture buff a wow Christmas present get the Taschen Case Study Houses: The Complete CSH Program, 1945-1966. In a pinch you can use the outsize volume to build a fort or barricade a doorway.

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  1. November 18, 2012

    This was the house I wanted to live in when I was a kid! I still do.

    • November 18, 2012

      This is what I learned about living in one of these mid-century beauties – lots of glass – lots of heat loss in the winter. And, they have to be well placed on the property – for obvious fish bowl reasons 😉

      • November 18, 2012

        That is a given…lol. No this fantasy is in my movie life. No glaring sun, not too hot, not too cold. Just right. Oh and Thelma Ritter is the wise cracking maid.

      • November 18, 2012

        Could it be possible you are a fan of “Pillow Talk”? It’s my “go to” I-need-a-nice-dose-of Doris and Rock cheer movie — and I LOVE the sets 🙂

      • November 18, 2012

        Am I a fan?
        You are my inspiration….. Vickie

        Alma: (to the elevator oporator Harry) Beatnik!

      • November 18, 2012

        So is it any wonder? You captured me and now I’m under your spell…

        I used to sing that interspersed with –

        Around the world in eigh–ty days. We carried on when hope was gone to make our ren-dez-vous…

        It’s a wonder my parents didn’t put me up for adoption.

      • November 18, 2012

        Vickie, I am going to start calling you Little Sister. Isn’t the universe amazing? when I was little I used to go outside in Granny’s back yard…I must have been nine… and look up at the stars and sing. “When you wish upon a star…makes no difference who you are anything your heart desires will come to you.” That reminds me, For another story time. I have to tell you about Bryant, Peter Pan and Disneyland. .

  2. November 18, 2012

    That view is incredible…beautiful.

    • November 18, 2012

      Jetliner views. It’s a WOW.

  3. November 18, 2012

    my dream house!!!

  4. November 18, 2012

    It looks like the Singleton house on Mulholland dr. 😀

    • November 18, 2012

      Richard Neutra beauty!!!

  5. November 19, 2012

    I think I saw a article about a Richard Neutra house for sale recently. It’s funny but I got Galaxy Quest for the Thanksgiving break for the kiddies to watch. I’ll have an eye out for this marvel.

    • November 19, 2012

      Have you seen it? It’s a guilty delight!!!

      • November 20, 2012

        I forgot to say how smashing you looked in the dress you created. Enjoy the movie and the martini! xox, V

  6. September 5, 2014

    Love this for the vintage dream, but my real dream house is the one in “Downton Abbey”. 😎

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