Date With Our Mate #3 - Mid-Century Romance

Date With Our Mate #3 - Mid-Century Romance

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This Memorial Day weekend is a great opportunity to seal Date Your Mate Month with a love note to all things mid-century (that includes you, too, honey) with a visit to the most famous Mid-Century Modern home in the world. The Stahl House, otherwise known as Case House #22.

Astoundingly, as of this writing, tours of this architectural icon were still available for this weekend. So quick, snap up a reservation

Built in 1959 atop the Hollywood Hills and situated to frame jetliner views of the Sunset Strip and beyond, Stahl house was the dream of Clarence and Carlotta Stahl. Their dream team included daring, young architect Pierre Koenig who worked in glass, steel and concrete and the venerable Julius Schulman who immortalized Stahl House in his equally iconic photograph that put Stahl House on the architectural star map.

 Photograph by Julius Schulman

Photograph by Julius Schulman

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Visiting Stahl House was one of the most intimate architectural experiences we have ever had. This is not a guided tour but a welcoming into an era, a vision, a mindset of endless optimism that still feels as fresh and modern today. You're allowed to wander the two-bedroom, 2,200 square-foot home at will, and because they limit admission to a handful of people, you have the incredible luxury of time and space to just sit in the rooms, the outside areas and by the pool soaking in the Southern California dream. 

If you can get it, we highly recommend the 90-minute day-to-night sunset tour so you can see Stahl House just the way Julius Schulman portrayed it, forever setting our fantasies of a perfect Southern California Saturday night.

 Photo by Julius Schulman

Photo by Julius Schulman

Read more about the making of America's most famous house in this excellent article on curbed.com

 

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