Ever have one of those days? One where something so totally unexpected happens? On this particular day, while in LA for the Dwell on Design show last year, I enjoyed a day I could never have imagined. I attended the show in the morning and finishing up far sooner than I expected I began to plan the rest of my day. How my day transpired from there was completely spontaneous and very out of character for me, however it was incredible. A day I will never forget. It was almost magical. I ended up here ~ at the Stahl house. One of the most famous mid-century modern homes, designed by Pierre Koenig and an icon in the Hollywood Hills. It’s been in movies, in print, and has one of the most spectacular views. I am certainly no photographer, but here are a few photos I took while touring the house. I could have done a better job but the experience was so overwhelming that I wanted to take in everything with my own eyes, not through the eyes of my camera.
Door ~ indicating Mr. Stahl’s initials and Case Study House #22
From the pool looking into the kitchen, dining and living area of the home.
Fireplace looking from the dining room.
View from living room through to the wall to wall, floor to ceiling sliding windows to the spectacular view of downtown LA.
I think what I found most impressive about the house was its simplicity. Almost everything in the home was in its original condition. They update as needed and the tours help to maintain the home. The architecture and view is of primary focus and these two things are what captivate you the minute you walk through the door. It’s a take your breath away kind of moment.
And, um…. yes, that is me lounging on the eames lounge chair. Feet up on the ottoman taking it all in. Sunglasses on because the sunlight that shines into this home is incredible. This is a moment I will never, EVER forget. How I found myself on this virtually private tour with Mark Stahl (son) and his lovely mother (who still lives in the home) is a story I will have to tell you over coffee sometime………
Bottom photo credit: Dan Chavkin
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