Famous LA Architectural Homes To Visit

Los Angeles is known around the world for its masterpieces of residential architecture, and some of the most important homes are open to the public.  Here are a few of our favorites:

The Stahl House
The Stahl House (aka Case Study House #22)  is simply the most iconic house in Los Angeles...thanks to architectural photographer Julius Shulman.  Designed by architect Pierre Koenig and built in 1959. it sits in the Hollywood hills above the city.  The Stahl House IS Mid-Century Modern architecture and TIME Magazine recently named the Shulman's photo, one of the "100 Most Influential Images of All Time." If nothing else, it's always fun to recreate the shots from the Wilson Phillips' "Release Me" video.  Admission is $60 and you must make reservations.

Hollyhock House
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House—his first house in Los Angeles—recently reopened to the public after a big restoration.  Remember when Angel lived here on Buffy?  The goal was to take the house back to as close an approximation as possible of how it looked in 1921, when it was completed.  The house is still a work in progress, but has made incredible strides in its restoration process. The house is open for self-guided tours Thursday through Sunday each week; standard admission is $7.

The Eames House
Formally known as Case Study House No. 8, the Eames House is a Mid-Century Modern architectural landmark located in Pacific Palisades. It was built in 1949 by renowned husband-and-wife designers Charles and Ray Eames, to serve as their home and studio. The couple moved into the house on Christmas Eve, 1949 and lived there the rest of their lives.  The public is invited to visit the Eames House for a self-guided tour of the exterior during open hours. Admission is $10 and reservations are required to visit the grounds.

Greystone Mansion
Upon land inherited from his father, Ned Doheny spent over $3 million - including $1 million for Greystone Mansion alone - constructing his estate in a combination of Gothic and Neo-Classical architectural styles, using steel reinforced concrete, Indiana limestone and Welsh slate. Just five months after he and his family moved in, he was found shot to death by his longtime friend, Hugh Plunket. Through a selling of the estate and mansion to different developers and eventually the City of Beverly Hills, the entire grounds were dedicated as a public park in 1971 and is also the site of the city’s largest reservoir. Visit the exterior park for free anytime from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (6 p.m. Daylight Savings) for a stroll around the majestic estate and gardens. The mansion is available for viewing only by appointment.

So, if you are looking for something exciting to do, check out some of the best architectual treasures this city has to offer.  ❤️❤️❤️
Famous LA Architectural Homes To Visit Famous LA Architectural Homes To Visit Reviewed by #IheartHollywood on November 13, 2017 Rating: 5

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