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The Case Study Houses were experiments in American residential architecture sponsored by John Entenza's (later David Travers') Arts & Architecture magazine, which commissioned major architects of the day, including Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, Craig Ellwood, Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig and Eero Saarinen, to design and build inexpensive and efficient model homes for the United States residential housing boom caused by the end of World War II and the return of millions of soldiers.

The program ran intermittently from 1945 until 1966. The first six houses were built by 1948 and attracted more than 350,000 visitors. While not all 36 designs were built, most of those that were constructed were built in Los Angelesmarker; a few are in the San Francisco Bay Areamarker, and one was built in Phoenix, Arizonamarker. A number of them appeared in the magazine in iconic black and white photographs by architectural photographer Julius Shulman.

List of Case Study Houses

Number Name Architect(s) Publication Constructed Status Address City Arts & Architecture PDF link' Virtual Globetrotting link
1 J. R. Davidson February 1948 1948 Extant 10152 Toluca Lake Avenue North Hollywoodmarker CSH#1 VGT
2 Sumner Spaulding and John Rex August 1947 1947 Extant 857 Chapea Road Pasadenamarker CSH#2 VGT
3 William Wurster and Theodore Bernardi March 1949 1949 Extant 13187 Chalon Road Los Angelesmarker CSH#3 VGT
4 Greenbelt House Ralph Rapson September 1945 Unbuilt CSH#4
5 Loggia House Whitney R. Smith April 1946 Unbuilt CSH#5
6 Omega Richard Neutra October 1945 Unbuilt CSH#6
7 Thornton Abell July 1948 1948 Extant 634 North Deerfield Avenue San Gabrielmarker CSH#7 VGT
8 Eames Housemarker Charles and Ray Eames December 1949 1949 Extant 203 Chautauqua Boulevard Pacific Palisadesmarker CSH#8 VGT
9 Entenza House Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen July 1950 1949 Remodeled 205 Chautauqua Boulevard Pacific Palisadesmarker CSH#9 VGT, VGT
10 Kemper Nomland and Kemper Nomland, Jr. October 1947 1947 Extant 711 San Rafael Avenue Pasadenamarker CSH#10 VGT
11 J. R. Davidson July 1946 1946 Demolished 540 South Barrington Avenue West Los Angeles CSH#11
12 Whitney R. Smith February 1946 Unbuilt CSH#12
13 Alpha Richard Neutra March 1946 Unbuilt CSH#13
15 J. R. Davidson January 1947 1947 Extant 4755 Lasheart Drive La CaƱada Flintridgemarker CSH#15 VGT
16 Rodney Walker February 1947 1947 Demolished 9945 Beverly Grove Drive Beverley Hillsmarker CSH#16
17A Rodney Walker July 1947 1947 Extant 7861 Woodrow Wilson Drive Los Angelesmarker CSH#17 VGT
17B Craig Ellwood March 1956 1956 Extant 9554 Hidden Valley Road Beverley Hillsmarker CSH#17
18A West House Rodney Walker February 1948 1948 Extant 199 Chautauqua Boulevard Pacific Palisadesmarker CSH#18 VGT
19A Don Knorr September 1947 Unbuilt CSH#19
20A Richard Neutra December 1948 1948 Extant 219 Chautauqua Boulevard Pacific Palisadesmarker CSH#20 VGT
20B Bass House C. Buff, C. Straub, D. Hensman November 1958 1958 Extant 2275 Santa Rosa Avenue Altadenamarker CSH#20
21A Richard Neutra May 1947 Unbuilt CSH#21
21B Bailey House Pierre Koenig February 1959 1958 Extant 9048 Wonderland Park Avenue West Hollywoodmarker CSH#21 VGT
1950 Raphael Soriano December 1950 1950 Remodeled 1080 Ravoli Drive Pacific Palisadesmarker CSH1950 VGT
1953 Craig Ellwood June 1953 1953 Extant 1811 Bel Air Road Bel-Airmarker CSH1953 VGT
22 Stahl Housemarker Pierre Koenig June 1960 1960 Extant 1635 Woods Drive West Hollywoodmarker CSH#22 VGT
23 Triad Killingsworth, Brady, Smith & Assoc. March 1961 1960 Extant Rue de Anna La Jollamarker CSH#23 VGT
24 A. Quincy Jones and Frederick E. Emmons December 1961 Unbuilt CSH#24
25 Frank House Killingsworth, Brady, Smith & Assoc. December 1962 1962 Extant 82 Rivo Alto Canal Long Beachmarker CSH#25 VGT
26 Harrison House Beverley "David" Thorne January 1963 1963 Extant 177 San Marino Drive San Rafaelmarker CSH#26 VGT
27 Campbell and Wong June 1963 Unbuilt CSH#27
28 C. Buff and D. Hensman September 1965 1966 Extant 91 Inverness Road Thousand Oaksmarker CSH#28 VGT
Apt 1 Alfred N. Beadle and Alan A. Dailey September 1964 1964 Extant 4402 28th Street Phoenix, Arizonamarker CSApts#1 VGT
Apt 2 Killingsworth, Brady, Smith & Assoc. May 1964 Unbuilt CSApts#2


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