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Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid’s Former Abode Is for Sale, a Case Study House Lists for $11.9 Million, and More Real Estate News

A historic Case Study house from 1948 is available for $11.9 million.

In the mid-20th century, Arts & Architecture magazine commissioned America’s preeminent architects—including Richard Neutra, Eero Saarinen, and Charles and Ray Eames—to design and construct inexpensive model homes to address the post-WWII housing boom. Not all of the imagined 36 Case Study Houses were built, and some have been demolished or completely remodeled. Of the 20 that remain, most are in LA. Now architecture buffs have a rare opportunity to own one.

Designed by Rodney Walker and completed in 1948, Case Study House #18, also known as the West House, was built on the same street in Pacific Palisades as the Eames House and Neutra’s Stuart Bailey House. The 1,700-square-foot wood-frame includes two bedrooms, a garden room, and a combined living-dining area with a two-sided floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace faced with copper. Walker took advantage of the gorgeous locale by strategically orienting the house toward the Pacific Ocean and including full-length glass panels, many of which slide open to outdoor terraces.

“These projects enlisted the most prominent architects of their time to design and construct efficient model homes that would shape the future of housing in the United States following World War II,” says the listing, which is held by Aaron Kirman, Ray Ross, Charlene Durarte, Fran Chavez, and Andrew Spitz, all of AKG Christie’s International Real Estate.

Need more space? The home’s half-acre plot can be developed to include a secondary structure designed by Seattle architect Tom Kundig. (Plans are included with purchase.)


https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/meg-ryan-and-dennis-quaids-former-abode-real-estate-news

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