By Deb Flomberg
Among the many fascinating architectural treasures in southern California, the Eames House is one of the most interesting to visit. Tucked away in Pacific Palisades on Chautauqua Boulevard this beautiful home has a truly interesting architectural history. You can’t tour the inside, but you are welcome to visit the exterior of the home for a self-guided tour, though they do ask that you make reservations ahead of time.
In the mid 1940s, Arts and Architecture Magazine announced a challenge to the entire architectural community. The challenge was extended to create a series of homes designed to express man’s life in the modern world. All of the materials used to build and furnish the homes was to be made from items derived from the experiences in WWII. Charles and Ray Eames entered the contest with a concept that the house would be designed for a married couple, with no children at home, working in design or the graphic arts. Charles and Ray Eames wanted to ensure that this home would not destroy the meadow it was located in, as they both found the area truly stunning. The design integrated the home into the surrounding landscape and the design plans were published in the May 1949 issue of Art and Architecture Magazine.
When you plan your tour to the Eames House, you’ll note that it is a private property and it is in a residential neighborhood, so be sure to plan accordingly. Make your reservations in advance and plan to walk a bit from your car. You are sure to have a fascinating time checking out this absolutely stunning home. Make sure to head out in your 2013 CLS63 Coupe from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You’ll arrive at the home in style and enjoy a luxurious and elegant drive to visit this architectural wonder.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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