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Can you visit the Eames house?

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Asked by: Patrick Venegas

How do you get to the Eames House?

Walk down the hill to the shared private driveway entrance, marked with signs for 201, ; the Eames House is all the way at the end. Please do not disturb our neighbors: if you see a buzzer along the walk, do not push it as the Eames House does not have a buzzer.

How much is the Eames House?

Decades after the Eames house was built, articles were written that describe the beautiful design of the house with a price tag of $1.00 per square foot during its time. In 2018, this would be about $10.25 per square foot.

Where is the Eames House?

Los Angeles

The Eames House, also known as Case Study House No. 8, is a landmark of mid-20th century modern architecture located in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles.

How big is the Eames House?

The 17 foot (5.1 m) tall facade is broken down into a rigidly geometric composition of brightly colored and neutral-colored panels between thin steel columns and braces, painted “a warm grey”.

Why is the Eames House so important?

Charles And Ray Eames Made Life Better By Design; Their Home Was No Exception. The Eames House, built in 1949 in the Pacific Palisades, is considered one of the most important postwar residences in the U.S. The National Historic Landmark celebrates its 70th anniversary this year with a new conservation plan.

How many case study houses still exist?

Twenty homes

Twenty homes remain today, but 36 experimental prototypes, many unbuilt, documenting new ideas and residential designs, appeared in the magazine. The majority of the homes were built in Southern California; some are located in San Diego and Northern California; a group of Case Study apartments was built in Phoenix.

What seems to be the primary message from film that the Eames made about their house?

The Eames goal was to make the house a home, the chair a host, the film an understanding. The uncharacteristic looseness of House: After 5 Years of Living shows us the lifestyle they weren’t just marketing, but living themselves: a work-life balance of two equal parts, all situated in respect to nature.

How did Charles and Ray Eames meet?

Charles Eames (1907–1978) and Ray Kaiser Eames (1913–1988) met while attending the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and they married in 1941. From the beginning of their collaborative partnership, they focused on creating multifunctional modern designs.

What are Charles and Ray Eames best known for?

Charles and Ray Eames are most famous for their iconic chairs, which transformed our idea of modern furniture, but this was merely one facet of their work. They were graphic and textile designers, architects and film-makers.