What would it have been like to grow up in Case Study Home No. 22? What would it be like if your home had a big beautiful garden? What's the story behind that big sculpture in Echo Park? The Los Angeles Times Home & Garden section reveals the answers to these questions. Links to these stories on their website, and more (including where to go to fix that fork from Grandma's silver service that got a bit mangled in the disposal), after the jump...
Case Study House No. 22: The story behind L.A.'s original dream home: To Bruce, Sharon and Mark Stahl, the iconic home photographed by Julius Shulman which became the symbol of midcentury modern, has always been just "a home." The three children recall stories of growing up in this famous abode, from rollerskating in the living room to playing under the home's famous cantilevered living room to how window washers managed to wash those dramatic windows.
Landscape designer Eric Nagelmann creates a classic Montecito garden with a twist: Oh to have a garden of our own and a landscape designer to put it all together in a surprising and fresh way. That is the reality of the owners of this one acre garden.
Randlett Lawrence's frontyard sculpture, 'Phantasma Gloria': Randlett Lawrence's frontyard sculpture, "Phantasma Gloria," begun in 2001, now rises majestically above the street, 24 feet high and 50 feet wide. Especially if you live in Echo Park and have always wondered about it, here's your answer.
[image: permission of the Stahl Trust 2009 via the LAT; Mark Boster for LAT; Ann Summa]