Also known as Case Study House #8, the Eames House was one of 25 homes built as part of The Case Study House Program. The program sought to explore the methods of designing and building inexpensive and efficient model homes using techniques and materials derived from the production lines following World War II. The Eames house served as both their home and their studio nestled into a wooded bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Mondrianesque panel facade is composed of cheap steel and glass parts that could be found in a catalog. Of the twenty-five Case Study Houses built, the Eames house is considered the most successful both as an architectural statement and as a comfortable, functional living space.
Monday through Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Call ahead to schedule an appointment 48 hours in advance 310.459.9663
How to get there?
Take the 10 freeway west until it becomes the Pacific Coast Highway. At Chautauqua Boulevard, turn right and go up the hill. On your left you will see a private driveway marked 203/205. Go past the driveway and you will see a street named Corona Del Mar. Make a left. Park on Corona Del Mar and walk down to the driveway mar.