The original uploader of this image was Dystopos at English Wikipedia, via Wikimedia Commons. The Eames House is a former home and artist studio comprised of two rectangular glass-and-steel boxes, situated atop a bluff in Pacific Palisades. Now a global icon of modern design, the property was originally built by designers (and married couple) Charles and Ray Eames in 1949 as part of the Case Study Houses program—a mid-century experiment in constructing efficient, low-cost model homes for postwar families. The wood-furnished structure features an open-plan kitchen area, a double-height living room and a mezzanine bedroom still fitted with the Eames’ eclectic collections of books, folk art, flowers and driftwood. The sloping meadow upfront overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Reservations are required for all visits, and normally only include the exterior of the property. Eames House 203 Chautauqua Blvd Pacific Palisades California 90272 United States TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Design Issue 19 David Rager David Rager, co-founder of design firm Weekends, shares his tale of LA and Paris and how he makes time for life’s little distractions. Design Issue 19 A Day in the Life: Frida Escobedo With her own firm and scores of global projects in her inventive portfolio, this architect is transforming Mexico City, one artful building at a time. Design Issue 19 In Anxious Anticipation The effects of adrenaline are positively pulse-pounding, but the physical whoosh we feel in our bodies actually starts in our brains. Design Issue 18 Happiness by Design Think more like designers: The strategies employed to create a perfectly proportioned bookshelf can also be used to enhance our personal well-being. Design Issue 18 Sense in Symmetry From radial swirls to mirror images, the natural world often shows that there’s beauty in balance. Design Issue 18 The Nature of Desirability The head of Harvard’s Desirability Lab examines what consumers like and why so designers can create products that hit the sweet spot.