Photos: Legendary Midcentury Modern Architect Pierre Koenig's Home On The Market For The First Time Ever
Even if you don't know Pierre Koenig's name, anyone who lives in Los Angeles has likely seen images of the seminal architect's work. The legendary maestro of midcentury modernism designed one of the most photographed houses in the world: Case Study House #22, immortalized on film in 1960 by Julius Shulman.
But singular as Case Study House #22 may be, Koenig's legacy spans far beyond its walls. The architect's "sleek glass-and-steel houses became emblems of the progressive values of Postwar suburbia," according to the L.A. Times. His work helped forge a new image of Southern California, and define the meaning of Modern architecture.
Now, Koenig's personal home (which he designed himself, of course) is on the market for the very first time. Koenig House #2, as its known, was the second midcentury modern house the architect designed for him and his wife Gloria to live in. Completed in 1985, the Brentwood home reflects Koenig's commitment to "a personal philosophy that industrial methods and materials could be used to produce inexpensive, distinctive, and environmentally friendly homes," according to the L.A. Conservancy.
The three-bed, two-and-a-half-bath house features tiered setbacks culminating in a soaring 30-foot 3-story vertical atrium crossed by landings, staircases and illuminated by full-height clerestory windows, according to the listing. The open floor plan steel-and-glass house also includes a parlor, media/family room adjacent to Koenig's architectural studio opening to a courtyard with fountain, music room and decks.
For a mere $3,795,000, you too could live like an architectural legend.