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“An architecture you must see in LA.”
Review of Stahl House

Stahl House
Ranked #71 of 600 things to do in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: All tours are by RESERVATION ONLY. You can make a reservation on our website at stahlhouse.com. Stahl House Tour Tickets can ONLY be purchased on our website. No other website or app has been given permission to sell our tour tickets. Thank you.
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We booked an afternoon tour. Due to the busy traffic we arrived 10 minutes late. Luckaly the guide waited for everyone to arrive. We could roam around in this exceptional house for one hour and the guide answered everyones questions.

4  Thank Lany57
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Be prepared for a steep, winding drive deep into the Hollywood Hills -- stick users take note! The pot at the end of the rainbow is this landmark home overlooking the whole of Los Angeles, and a sublime place it is. Was lucky enough to come when one of the Stahl offspring was there, and it only added to the great experience. Take a late afternoon tour if possible; if you can manage to hang out for a little bit, you'll see day drift into evening and get two magnificent views for the price of one. Don't miss it.

2  Thank steve10011
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

This home which is located in the Hollywood Hills is beautiful and open to the public by tour. Built in 1960, it should not be missed!

4  Thank Doug D
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

I always love famous architect photographer, the late Julius Shulman's portrait of the "Case Study House #22". I grew up in Asia and had no idea where the house was. Never even imagined I would be in it!
Not even when I moved to Los Angeles in 2007. Coincidentally Julius Shulman passed away that year which garnered a lot of publicity. That revived my interest in the house which led me to the wonderful discovery that LA is full of iconic Modernist homes by famous architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, John Lautner and of course, Pierre Koenig. I can't believe they were all here in one place!
So my husband and I were really thrilled to visit the Stahl house in Aug 2013! I had trouble with the website and would you believe it, I received a personal call from one of the sons, Mark Stahl! He grew up in the Stahl House of course. Really helpful and sweet.
We lucked out again on the day of our tour. Steven Slomkowski, who is making the Stahl House film was there. His film entitled, "Nobody famous ever lived here' was a quip from home-owner Bruce Stahl or more fondly known as Buck to friends. The film will be released in fall this year. Steve was warm, funny and charming and kept us entertained the whole time. I must confess he did steal the thunder from two seasoned docents, John and his wife, Lynn (spelling?).
The house was kept in pristine shape. A mere $37,500 today but it was a lot of money then in the 1950s to build a single family home (one could build 3-4 homes then for the same amount). But the glass and steel design home on the precarious spot was the dream of graphic designer Buck and his wife, Carlotta. You can see their passion when standing at the edge of the pool - an expansive view of the famous Hollywood hill with Chateau Marmont sitting prominently below. Was told you can see Catalina island on a clear day, usually in Fall. Husband-and-wife team, John and Lynn kept feeding us intimate information about the house.
You are given free rein to walk around the House, except for the children's room and the master bathroom. It's a glass house so you still get a full view of the children's room standing outside the glass panels. Note:- you need to remove your shoes before entering the House.
The House does run evening tours which promised to be even more spectacular with Hollywood all sparkly and lit up. We will definitely be back for a different experience.
It was easy to book a tour @ www.stahlhouse.com $50 for one person and $60 for two and so forth. The money goes to the maintenance of the house.
Now the downside. It was tricky navigating the narrow and winding roads up Hollywood hill. Read the driving directions and parking instructions. Seriously. There's not a lot of room for parking. Try to squeeze your guests in one car. Let them know in advance if more than one car is required.
No food and drinks allowed, though bottled water was provided. Yes, you can use their tiny toilet behind the kitchen.
The tour feels like visiting old friends in their home. A great way to visit an iconic home.

12  Thank Soletosole
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