Pictures: Legendary Midcentury Modern Architect Pierre Koenig's Home On The Market For The First Time Ever – LAist
Even when you do not know Pierre Koenig's identify, anybody who lives in Los Angeles has seemingly seen pictures of the seminal architect's work. The legendary maestro of midcentury modernism designed probably the most photographed homes on the planet: Case Study House #22, immortalized on movie in 1960 by Julius Shulman.
Case examine home #22, LA. Architect Pierre Koenig. Photograph by Julius Shulman. pic.twitter.com/e6LVzmb3qH— Gebackene Maus (@gebackenemaus) November 22, 2015
However singular as Case Examine Home #22 could also be, Koenig's legacy spans far past its partitions. The architect's "glossy glass-and-metal homes grew to become emblems of the progressive values of Postwar suburbia," based on the L.A. Times. His work helped forge a brand new picture of Southern California, and outline the that means of Modern structure.
Now, Koenig's private dwelling (which he designed himself, in fact) is in the marketplace for the very first time. Koenig Home #2, as its recognized, was the second midcentury fashionable home the architect designed for him and his spouse Gloria to stay in. Accomplished in 1985, the Brentwood dwelling displays Koenig's dedication to "a private philosophy that industrial strategies and supplies might be used to provide cheap, distinctive, and environmentally pleasant houses," based on the L.A. Conservancy.
The three-mattress, two-and-a-half-tub home options tiered setbacks culminating in a hovering 30-foot three-story vertical atrium crossed by landings, staircases and illuminated by full-top clerestory home windows, in accordance to the listing. The open flooring plan metal-and-glass home additionally features a parlor, media/household room adjoining to Koenig's architectural studio opening to a courtyard with fountain, music room and decks.
For a mere $three,795,000, you too might stay like an architectural legend.