Just in time for several busloads of design pilgrims to troop through it during the CABoom/Dwell on Design festivals, the LA Times has a great article about Buck Stahl and his family who still live in Pierre Koenig's Case Study House No. 22.
Unlike the Eliot Noyes family, who screened the Eameses' movies at home and who turned their friend Alexander Calder's sculpture into an ersatz jungle gym, the Stahls seem like regular, un-design-y folks, whose dad just happened to have a clear vision and appreciation for modernist architecture.
The story of the Stahl's kids growing up in a modernist landmark on a cliff is great, and the family photos--published exclusively at the LAT--are even better. But the best part of the story is Buck himself, a football player-turned-car salesman who bought the crazy lot in the Hollywood Hills, then spent two years of weekends hauling concrete to make it buildable. All that time, he was searching for a modern architect who could translate his glass dream home model into reality for his family. That's right, Koenig's most famous house, and the second-most famous CSH after the Eameses', was actually--and persuasively--a joint design effort.