It has come to my attention that the home of Ray and Charles Eames is located on the westside and it open for public visits. After watching the documentary on their lives “Eames: The Architect and the Painter (2011)” [Documentaries Every Creative Should Watch] I decided I had to go visit such a beautiful home and work space.
Especially given that this winter in Los Angeles has been between 70-80 degrees there’s absolutely no reason to not check out this space. Visiting the house was a very relaxing and peaceful experience. For the most part exploring the properly is a complete self guided tour. The house has been left is open and left unchanged since Charles and Rey dwelled in it. You can still your head and look around at their kitchen and living room, but you can’t physically step inside. Darn! Nevertheless there’s something soothing about standing where creative monuments occurred.
You can watch the full documentary over on PBS.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area I’d suggest spending a moment in at the Eames House’s meadow. http://www.eamesfoundation.org/how-to-visit/