Some experiences in life change you completely.
They can help you to set goals, dream big or gain some clarity into what it is that really makes you tick. For me, visiting Stahl House (Case Study House number 22) in Los Angeles was a life changer. Things fell into place inside my brain.
One afternoon in LA, for an incredible hour, I was able to wander through this iconic home, sit in it’s lounge and listen to stories about the family who built this dream. We discussed how the home was built, the architect Pierre Koenig and what living in it was like for the family and how fun their parties were.
I had time to soak up the surroundings and all that his home embodies. I sat in this place that is so striking, yet so simple, is completely breathtaking but entirely comfortable.
And as I drove away, I looked back at its simple flat roof and unobtrusive street presence and said “that’s what I want.”
I think you can see why…
As our tour drew to an end, our insightful host, Andrew, told my daughter a story about a woman who once lived in this home. He said that towards the end of her years, she would sit and wash rocks in the pool. He gave her a rock to keep as a memento, which I thought was such a simple and sweet gesture. I hope she never forgets that moment. I won’t let her.
I implore you to visit this home if you have the opportunity. I can’t guarantee it will have the same effect on you that it had on me, but it’s really a once in a lifetime experience you won’t want to end.