Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Stahl Residence - Case Study House #22 - THE ARCHITECTURAL PHOTO OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY- Modern Photo of the Week

Name: Stahl Residence - Case Study House #22
Architect: Pierre Koening
Year Designed: Unknown
Builder: Unknown
Year Built: 1960
Size: Unknown
Location: 1635 Woods Drive, Hollywood Hills, California
Type: Residential
Style: Modern
Status: Good and still owned by the original owner
Photographer: Julius Shulman

As you know we love the photos of Julius Shulman here at KCMODERN. We also love the Case Study House Program for Arts & Architecture magazine and the Stahl House in particular. We have posted it here before and it was named one of The Best Houses of All Time in L.A. This particular photo of the Stahl House, also known as Case Study House #22 is arguably "THE ARCHITECTURAL PHOTO OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY." It symbolizes the optimistic feeling of the "New" Modern Architecture and certainly typified the California interpretation of the style. Shouldn't everyone in California have a glass house overlooking Sunset Boulevard and the Los Angeles basin!

For more about the making of this iconic photograph read this article from LA magazine and this article from Taschen.

via Shorpy

1 comment:

Mark said...

The house was designed in mid 1956 by my father, C.H. Stahl. Pierre Koenig was hired to fine tune the house design and make it buildable in November 1957. The builder was Robert J. Brady, and the Engineer was William L. Porush. The house is pretty small at under 2200 sq ft.

For those interested, the Home is open to tours on a very limited schedule. At this time it is 1 weekend a month. If you have any interest you can visit (which is being redesigned) your you can join the Facebook group "The Stahl House" for more details on the tours

Mark Stahl