The Eames House also know as the Case Study House #8 is a hidden gem in Los Angeles. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames – designers of the very popular Eames Lounge Chair. Nested in the Pacific Palisades the Eames House is landmark of mid-20th century modern architecture, which you know I love! The Eames House consist of two buildings made of glass and steel one of which they used as a home and the other a studio. The house remains virtually the same as when the couple occupied it. There was something so wonderful and peaceful about my visit. I spent a good two hours there just soaking in the essence of the creative geniuses.
Unfortunately the visit is only for the exterior of the building, however you can see through many of the windows of the first level. The staff encourages you to look and opens all the doors for you. They do offer interior tours for $275 (2 people) and the proceeds go towards the conservation of the property. Visits to the Eames House do require reservations – you shoud make them at least 48 hours in advance. It cost $10 for adults and it is free for students. Make your reservations on eamesfoundation.org.