A visit to the Eames House is always a good idea.
My family and I had a lovely day on our visit to the Eames House. And although we did not go on a tour of the interior, the property is so breathtakingly beautiful, we were able to take in the stunning exterior of the house, the meadow, the eucalyptus trees, and the view of the ocean; just being there in the presence of this historic house was more than enough. Built in 1949 and designed by husband and wife, Charles and Ray Eames, the house, which is also a Case Study house (No. 8), is truly a gift to Los Angeles. This architecturally significant house is a landmark of mid-20th century modern architecture and I am so grateful that it is open to the public!
We were at the Eames House all afternoon with no complaints from our boys; they seemed to enjoy their visit, exploring in the meadow, chasing the monarch butterflies, taking in the views, and playing with the large set of Eames House of Cards.
Please be aware, there is a children’s play area, but it is off-limits; in our experience, it was not a big issue with my kids since they were busy chasing butterflies! And I believe your children will be as enchanted with the space as our kids were!
Below is an image of the interior of the Eames House, which I would love to tour some day. Also on the top of my wish list is a visit to the Eames House for the yearly members’ picnic, now that sounds like a perfect day!
To prepare for the visit, may I suggest a lovely book for your children?
Who Built That? Modern Houses / An introduction to Modern houses and their Architecture by Didier Cornille. It is a wonderful book for your kids, especially before your visit.
There are also Eames House of Cards and Eames House flip books for your children to enjoy before and after your visit.
Reservations are required for ALL visits.
Exterior Visits: $10 per person/students free
Reservation 48 hours in advance
Location: Eames Foundation
203 Chautauqua Boulevard
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
For more information, please visit: eamesfoundation.org