AKA: Eames, Charles and Ray, House and Studio, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA; Case Study House #8, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses; built works - dwellings - houses - model houses

Designers: Eames Studio (firm); Escher GuneWardena Architecture (firm); Charles Ormond Eames Jr, (architect); Ray Kaiser Eames (designer); Craig Ellwood (architect); Frank Escher (architect); Ravi GuneWardena (architect)

Dates: constructed 1947-1949

2 stories

203 Chautauqua Boulevard
Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA 90272-4404

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Charles and Ray Eames House, 1947-1949

Building Notes

One of the most published and admired houses of the twentieth century; house designed jointly by Charles and Ray Eames; as of 2003, the house is still occupied by the Eames family; architect Craig Ellwood served as the cost estimator for the Eames House; (1945-1949 in Smith, Blueprints for Modern Living)


Escher GuenWardena Architecture worked on the renovation of the Eames House in 2011-2012.

PCAD id: 27

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