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LA’s Iconic Case Study Houses (Finally!) Make National Register

LA’s Iconic Case Study Houses (Finally!) Make National Register
LA’s Iconic Case Study Houses (Finally!) Make National Register, Case Study House #22, (playboy), 1960 Los Angeles, CA / Pierre Koenig, architect © Julius Shulman
Case Study House #22, (playboy), 1960 Los Angeles, CA / Pierre Koenig, architect © Julius Shulman

Ten of Los Angeles’ Case Study Homes have been deemed historically significant an worthy of being included on US’s National Register of Historic Places. Despite the Los Angeles Conservancy’s belief that all of them deserve “equal preservation protections,” the 11th home was not included due to “owner objection.”

The Case Study Houses spawned from a post-WWII residential experiment, presented by the Arts & Architecture magazine in 1945, which introduced modern movement ideas for affordable and efficient housing. The homes - designed by the likes of Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig, Eero Saarinen and others - redefined the modern home. And, with the help of Julius Shulman, placed Los Angeles as an epicenter for mid-century modernism. 

The 11 homes included on the register are:

Los Angeles County
Case Study House #1, 10152 Toluca Lake Ave., Los Angeles
Case Study House #9, 205 Chautauqua Blvd., Los Angeles
Case Study House #10, 711 S. San Rafael Ave., Pasadena
Case Study House #16, 1811 Bel Air Rd., Los Angeles
Case Study House #18, 199 Chautauqua Blvd., Los Angeles
Case Study House #20, 2275 N. Santa Rosa Ave., Altadena
Case Study House #21, 9038 Wonderland Park Ave., Los Angeles
Case Study House #22, 1635 Woods Dr., Los Angeles

San Diego County
Case Study House #23A, 2342 Rue de Anne, La Jolla, San Diego (determined eligible)
Case Study House #23C, 2339 Rue de Anne, La Jolla, San Diego

Ventura County
Case Study House #28, 91 Inverness Rd., Thousand Oaks

A selection of photos from the Case Study Homes can be found here

References: LAist, Curbed Los Angeles

Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "LA’s Iconic Case Study Houses (Finally!) Make National Register" 22 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/418959/la-s-iconic-case-study-houses-finally-make-national-register/> ISSN 0719-8884
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