Jon Crispin's Notebook

Stahl House (Case Study House #22)

Posted in Architecture, Art, ephemera, Family, History, Jon Crispin, Landscape, Panoramas, Travel by joncrispin on 23/04/2013

I have been fortunate as a photographer to get into a number amazing buildings.  Not many quite as incredible as the Stahl House in LA.  Cristine’s sister Lynne and her husband John are docents there, and on Sunday evening we had the privilege to be in one of the most iconic mid-century homes in the world.

The story of the house is well documented so I will not go into it, but it is well worth reading about.  Click on the Stahl House link above and you can read a bit more about it here.

The most amazing aspect of the house now is that it is still family owned, and they have graciously made it open to the public.  For what is a very reasonable fee, small groups can have guided tours (possibly by Lynne and John) that allow visitors to experience something so rare that it is almost inconceivable.  (Cristine looks quite at home in this shot.)

This is a stitched photograph (2 images) that is not perfect (one funky area that I noticed right away), but it shows the house pretty well at twilight. / Big thanks to the Stahl family, and especially to Lynne and John who have become experts in mid-century architecture and artifacts.  They also docent at the Eames House, which is open to the public on a limited basis. / Go to the Stahl House website to poke around and set up a tour.  If you are in LA it is easily one of the top 5 things to do.

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  1. David said, on 23/04/2013 at 12:13 pm

    Wonderful! We toured the Eames House grounds years ago which is not to be missed.

  2. […] was a great day out here in California.  I have written before about the Stahl House.  I am so lucky to have family that are docents there.  Yesterday we drove up from Orange County […]

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