We were pretty excited to find out that, with a little advanced notice, the home that Charles and Ray Eames built in 1949 and spent the rest of their lives in is open for self guided tours.
Located in the Pacific Palisades, you can tour the exterior of the stunning Case Study House #8 Monday through Saturday as long as you schedule an appointment at least 48 hours in advance by calling 310.459.9663.
The Mondrian inspired exterior spawned a whole movement who's influence is obvious in modern day prefab homes and the green movement and they've even been honored with their own postage stamps. What's so charming about this home is that it was one that was actually lived and worked in. There was stuff on the tables and the shelves, it wasn't ever a minimal, stark space. It was always full of life and inspiration. We think it would make a great weekend outing.
Find all the info you need on Eames Foundation Homepage.