Mid-century Modern Marvel: Case Study House
Classic perfection: 1963 Case Study House
San Rafael, CA

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Case Study House

Furniture in this space

  • Heathered Chenille Jute Rug

    By Pottery Barn$358.99
  • Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair

    By Herman Miller$439
  • Egg™ Chair

    By Design Within Reach$6,994
  • Sectional Sofa

    By Rove Concepts$2,990
  • Case Study Ceramic Planter with Wood Stand - Large

    By Modernica$189
  • Mid Century Modern Dining Table

    By Article$899
  • Large Floating Media Console

    By Crate and Barrel$999
Mid-century Modern Marvel: Case Study House
Classic perfection: 1963 Case Study House
San Rafael, CA
Mid-century Modern Marvel: Case Study House

In pursuit of creative spaces, Peerspace is making unique, inspired locations discoverable for people everywhere to hold events, meetings, shoots and more. We've picked a few of our favorites to give you a look into how each space is created.

50 years is not very old to call it historic, but the Case Study House from 1963 is an important example of mid-century modern architecture. Part of the Post World-War II Case Study House program, sponsored by the influential "Arts & Architecture" magazine, it is the only one in the Bay Area. All other remaining homes - about 15 in total - are located in the Los Angeles area, with the Eames House (#8, built 1949) and the Stahl House (#22, b 1960) as the most well-known ones.

The home's large open floor plan, deck and outdoor area are made for gatherings. All rooms have direct access to the enormous deck - perfect for entertaining or taking in the sweeping views of China Camp State Park.

Why this space works: All is in harmony here. Classic mid-century furnishings create consistency in the look-and-feel that runs through the entire home. Notice the use of similar wood & natural tones and complementary lines in the legs of tables and chairs. Everything is clean and refined to balance form with function - everything plays a part, simply and beautifully. The open floorplan and abundance of windows allows light to flow through and connect all rooms with a spaciousness that is aware of the natural surrounding environment.

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Furniture in this space

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Case Study House

Heathered Chenille Jute Rug

By Pottery Barn$358.99

Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair

By Herman Miller$439

Egg™ Chair

By Design Within Reach$6,994

Sectional Sofa

By Rove Concepts$2,990

Case Study Ceramic Planter with Wood Stand - Large

By Modernica$189

Mid Century Modern Dining Table

By Article$899

Large Floating Media Console

By Crate and Barrel$999