This is a blog about case study house #20 (the Bass house)
built in 1958. The house was part of the case study house project launched by the Arts and Architecture magazine.
Welcome to the only blog dedicated to the case study house #20-The Bass House.
I must admit that my first introduction to the case study house program was through Pierre Koenig’s csh #22 (the Stahl House). That house led me to the case study house program. After buying the book Case Study 1945-1962 by Esther McCoy, I was able to see what the case study house program was all about. Going through the pages, I admire the work of these dedicated architects and their will to make good housing at the lower cost possible. Than, I discover case study house #20. I found that house so incredibly beautiful with those clean lines and vaults roof, that it was love at first sight. I needed more information about the house. Internet wasn’t accessible to me and I didn’t even have a computer at the time. But, through the years, I managed to compile as much information as I could possibly get. This is why I will add information as I will obtain it. I hope you will like this blog and, who knows, learn a thing or two about the Case Study House #20 "the Saul Bass house". And maybe it will be, as it is for me, a “permanent architectural love affair”.
I am always looking for new information about CSH #20. If you know the actual owner of the house, let them know about this blog. I'd like to chat with them. I also want to get in touch with Saul Bass's relative. It would be a nice addition to the blog if they could tell their experiences living in case study house #20. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org