Case Study House #10

Here is a rare opportunity for collectors of architecture to acquire a real icon, Case Study House #10. No other project had captured the imagination of Americans living during Mad Men era more than the influential Case Study House Program. This experimental project that came to promote American residential architecture in California, was sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, which commissioned leading architects to design and build inexpensive and efficient model prefabricated homes. These homes are mostly known today from the iconic black-and-white photographs by architectural photographer Julius Shulman. Case Study House #10, which is on the market for sale, was completed in 1947, and was designed by the father and son team of architects, Nomland and Nomland Jr. Kemper in San Rafael area. Constructed of wood post and beam set upon a single concrete slab, and features extensive use of large walls of glass, as with most Case Study Houses, it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has the Mills Act designation. Judging from the photos published when this listing hit the market this weekend, Case Study House #10 desperately needs loving soul to bring it back to its lost glory. 

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