203 Chautauqua Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90272
Santa Monica/Beach Cities
tel: (310) 459-9663
NileGuide Expert tip:
Parking in front of the Eames House is totally out of the question. Try nearby Corona del Mar or Vance Street. If you do not schedule a tour ($5 suggested donation, 48 hours in advance), you may still be able to walk around and admire the house on your own (unless you are out of luck and the grounds happen to be closed, which evidently sometimes happens).
The Eames house (Case Study House #8) was built as part of the Case Study House program sponsored by John Entenza's Arts and Architecture
magazine. It was designed by Eero Saarinen in collaboration with the preeminent designers Charles and Ray Eames. The Case Study Houses were hugely influential on mid-century modern residential architecture; the Eames House is considered a fine specimen. The houses in this program used new building materials (often meaning steel beams) and utilized news way of organizing residential space. The grounds of this beautiful and striking house are accessible to the public. This site has been also used as a backdrop for a whole host of photo shoots over the years... the building is a star on its own at this point.
Photo courtesy of Noah Albert