Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House #21 for sale for almost €3 Million

08/11/2016
Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House #21 for sale for almost €3 Million
[LA] USA
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Pierre Koenig’s Historic Case Study House. Photograph © Grant Mudford.
One of modernism’s most iconic houses, Case Study House 21 (Bailey House) by Pierre Koenig, is now on sale. The two-bed/two-bath Hollywood Hills landmark has been touted as among the finest of Arts & Architecture Magazine’s Case Study Houses, and one of the program’s few truly experimental projects to explore groundbreaking design and materials.
One of the most famous houses in Los Angeles, and acknowledged world-wide as a seminal modernist single home design, Case Study House #21 is arguably Pierre Koenig’s greatest steel frame design, and the high point of the Case Study Program promoted by Arts & Architecture Magazine from 1945 to 1964. The house was one of the few Case Study houses that was a true prototype in terms of ground-breaking design and use of new materials. Breathtakingly radical and innovative for its time, the public and private rooms are separated by a central core housing bathrooms and mechanical room. The structure is surrounded by water ponds that circulate to the roof and return as fountains. Koenig’s Case Study House #21 exemplifies the architectural revolution that took place in Los Angeles just after World War II. In 1997 Pierre Koenig was asked by the then current owner of the home to restore the house to its former glory, and this was completed in 1998.

The Case study Houses represented a research made by the most well-known architects of the time to investigate into technollogy and spacial conditions in order to create new ways of living for future Americans. It started a...read more
Location
9038 Wonderland Park Los Angeles, CA 90
046 United States
Dates
Year Built.- 1958
Areas
Interior.- 1,280 sq. ft.
(approx.) Lot Size.- 12,403 sq. ft. (approx.) Land.- 0.28 acres (approx.)

KOENIG

Pierre Francis Koenig was born in October the 17th, 1925 in San Francisco, in a family of Franco-German descent. His family moved to the San Gabriel Valley, in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in 1939. He was in the US Army during World War II for a period of 4 years, and later, making use of the benefits of the Law known as G.I. Bill joins the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California. He...read more