Sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, the Case Study Houses provided post-WWII America a vision of modern living, as conceived by such luminaries as Charles and Ray Eames, Richard Neutra, and Eero Saarinen. One of just 17 originals not demolished, remodeled beyond recognition, or never built in the first place, Pierre Koenig's Case Study House #21 is an LA-area steel frame masterpiece. Also known as the Bailey House, it measures just 1,280 square feet but keeps a spacious atmosphere with an open floor plan and glazed facade looking out onto a pair of reflective pools. The mid-century stunner received a complete restoration at the hands of Koenig in the 1990s, preserving the home's clean lines and minimalist aesthetic. Because of its innovative design and use of materials, the has reached landmark status after being registered as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #669.
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