John Entenza House

John Entenza’s original 850 square foot home designed by Harwell H. Harris in 1937 in Santa Monica. What a beautiful little house. The alcove in the car port used to have an outdoor shower where Entenza would shower after a dip in the cool Pacific. Entenza would walk up from the beach, shower off and continue into the house—Talk about indoor outdoor living. This house is also the birthplace of the much respected Case Study Program engineered by John Entenza in 1945. Architect Michael Folonis featured in our film who restored the house, spoke with Lucia Eames at length about Entenza and Charles & Ray Eames sitting on the floor of this house hatching the Case Study House program through his magazine in the early 1940s. These guys were truly living large in 850 square feet.

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