Built in 1959 and 1960, the iconic Stahl House appears to sit precariously on a cliff-side piece of land, the structure’s architecture both timeless and yet ahead of its time. Walled in on three sides by floor-to-ceiling windows, and surrounded by panoramic city views, the house has been famously featured in many movies, ads, and more, and become symbolic not only of modern LA architecture, but of LA itself.
Visiting it isn’t as simple as just grabbing your car and map, though. Given its location in a residential area, reservations must be made well in advance, and only through the official website. Tour groups allow for just a handful of people, and parking (which, for the public, is forbidden on the street) is restricted to just five spaces; as such, it is mandatory that you and those with whom you’ve purchased your ticket all arrive in one car. The logistics may be precise (and for good reason), but your docent-guided tour, and following free time to enjoy the property, will make the effort more than worth it.
Children under the age of 10, including infants, are not permitted. Out of respect for the neighborhood, parking is not only limited to a few places within the property (and only for those with tickets), but no walk-ups are allowed. Note that the house is not visible from the street.