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Architect Pierre Koenig designed the International style Squire House in 1953. The house is located at 5323 Palm Drive in La Cañada Flintridge, California. Please do not use this image in any media without my permission. © All rights reserved.

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N 11 B 3.0K C 5 E Nov 4, 2009 F Oct 10, 2010
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Koenig considered the Gantert House his most demanding commission; designing a home on an "un-buildable" on a steep, 45 degree slope. The architect answered the challenge by innovative design: prefabricated steel was brought by truck to the lower edge of the site, and hoisted by crane. The steel frame became its own scaffolding with all interior components installed from withing the structure.

In 2003, Koenig started an extensive renovation of the house, shortly before his passing. The work was completed under the direction of Architect James Tyler, Koenig's personal choice.

Located at 6431 La Punta Drive in Los Angeles. Please do not use this image in any media without my permission. © All rights reserved.

Tags:   Pierre Koenig Michael Gantert MAK Center Julius Shulman MAK Center for Art & Architecture James Tyler Gantert House Los Angeles County Arts Commission archiref Michael Locke Michael Locke, Photographer Michael Locke, Realtor

N 2 B 2.4K C 1 E Nov 4, 2009 F Oct 10, 2010
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Koenig considered the Gantert House his most demanding commission; designing a home on an "un-buildable" on a steep, 45 degree slope. The architect answered the challenge by innovative design: prefabricated steel was brought by truck to the lower edge of the site, and hoisted by crane. The steel frame became its own scaffolding with all interior components installed from withing the structure.

In 2003, Koenig started an extensive renovation of the house, shortly before his passing. The work was completed under the direction of Architect James Tyler, Koenig's personal choice. Located at 6431 La Punta Drive in Los Angeles. Please do not use this image in any media without my permission. © All rights reserved.

Tags:   Gantert House Pierre Koenig MAK Center Los Angeles County Arts Commission MAK Center for Art & Architecture archiref Michael Locke Michael Locke, Photographer Michael Locke, Realtor

N 2 B 2.2K C 5 E Nov 4, 2009 F Oct 10, 2010
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Koenig considered the Gantert House his most demanding commission; designing a home on an "un-buildable" on a steep, 45 degree slope. The architect answered the challenge by innovative design: prefabricated steel was brought by truck to the lower edge of the site, and hoisted by crane. The steel frame became its own scaffolding with all interior components installed from withing the structure.

In 2003, Koenig started an extensive renovation of the house, shortly before his passing. The work was completed under the direction of Architect James Tyler, Koenig's personal choice. Located at 6431 La Punta Drive in Los Angeles.

Tags:   Gantert House Pierre Koenig MAK Center Los Angeles County Arts Commission MAK Center for Art & Architecture Michael Locke Michael Locke, Realtor Treasures of Los Angeles Architecture archiref Michael Locke, Photographer

N 39 B 31.3K C 26 E Sep 6, 2007 F Apr 24, 2011
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At the end of World War II, there was a great demand for low cost housing in Southern California with literally thousands of veterans returning home. As editor of 'Arts & Architecture' magazine, John Entenza assumed a leadership position, and deserves special recognition for envisioning the Case Study Program. In 1945, the magazine commissioned the design of eight homes, and promoted the program until 1966, with the completion of 24 houses and 1 apartment complex in the process. The original idea was to provide a model for low cost housing with good architectural design that could be replicated. Many of the homes that were eventually built in the program could hardly be described as 'affordable' however.

The Stahl House has received the most recognition of all the Case Study Houses, primarily due to an iconic photograph taken by Julius Shulman shortly after the home was completed in 1960. In the photograph, two women are engaged in conversation, seated together in a glass house that appears suspended over the spectacular evening view of the city of Los Angeles below. It is perhaps the most reproduced image of a house in the history of photography. I had the pleasure of attending a party at the house in August 2008 as a guest of Designer Ron Fields. Ron invited Donna and me in a group of friends that included Julius Shulman for an unforgettable evening that I will always remember.

The Stahl House is located at 1635 Woods Drive in West Hollywood. Unfortunately, you won't be able to appreciate the house from the street. The house was designated in the National Register of Historic Places on July 24, 2013.

Tags:   Case Study Houses Ron Fields Case Study House No. 22 Los Angeles Architecture Pierre Koenig California California Architecture Michael Locke Architecture Southern California Treasures of Los Angeles Architecture Michael Locke, Photographer Michael Locke, Realtor Michael Locke, Editor archiref National Register of Historic Places


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