Pierre Koenig’s Sublime Bailey House, $3.6MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 9083 Wonderland Park Avenue, Hollywood Hills
What: The Bailey House, AKA Case Study House No. 21, a sublime MId-Century pavilion composed of welded industrial parts designed by architect Pierre Koenig, and completed in 1958. Owned by the Korean art dealer and consultant PJ Park (we looked at it a while back) it’s a linear descendant of Mies van der Rohe’s 1929 Barcelona Pavilion and first cousin to Neutra’s 1959 Singleton House.
What We Love: It may be composed of welded steel elements, but Koenig extracted a maximum amount of grace and dignity with superb craftsmanship and an elegant composition. The Case Study Houses were intended to be easily and inexpensively recreated to alleviate the postwar housing shortage, and No. 21 was constructed of off-the-shelf steel components, welded on site, and Koenig oversaw a later restoration
More: Go to the listing for additional images and details. Represented jointly by Aaron Kirman at Pacific Union International and Ed Reilly of Keller Williams.