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 well suited for offsites and social events. Living, dining, breakfast rooms and kitchen can accommodate several type of events and setups, with a capacity of 16 seated, 30 standing. The 3 smaller rooms (originally bedrooms) can be used for group meetings or breakout areas, accommodating 6 to 8 people each. The home has 2 bathrooms. All spaces except the master bedroom are available for use. All rooms have direct access to the enormous deck - perfect for hanging out, catering, or simply enjoy the sweeping views of the China Camp State Park. The 1-acre garden can be used for outdoor activities. It has a horse shoe pit. See the floor & site plan. Please contact me to discuss different setup options. If interested, a architecture tour and access to a small Arts, Architecture, Design book library and the original plans can be given. Details about amenities: High Speed WiFi provided. Presentation/project wall in main space (living room) Coffee, tea, water provided. Catering can be organized. Living room: Open seating with chair and sofa. Dining: Conference room table in Dining room. 16 chairs are available. Transportation & Parking: This is a residential neighboorhood. Carpooling or shuttles for large groups are encouraged to preserve parking for neighbors. The place is not serviced by public buses. Closest public transportation is San Rafael Transit Center or the Larkspur Ferry. Other Activities closeby: Golf: Peacock Cap Golf Course (.5 mi) Hiking: China Camp State Park (.5 mi) Mountain Biking: China Camp State Park (1mi) Swimming / Beach: McNears Beach (1 mi) Kayaking/Longboarding: San Pablo Bay (2 mi), Rentals @ downtown San Rafael, or Larkspur
Feel at home, and treat it as it would be your home. No loud music after 10pm weekdays, 11pm weekends. No smoking. The place is not available for excessive parties. Guests must provide additional insurance and valid permits for all vendors. No professional photography unrelated to the requested use of the event. All rentals include set up and clean up time. Please inquire for details about staffing. Cleaning will be taken care of and is included in price of rental fee. Front door must be locked upon departure from the space; please use lock box and key code provided.
Alfonso was great to work with: professional, timely and very accommodating. The space is absolutely gorgeous with amazing views, and a good amount of space for a small/medium film production. Our short film definitely came to life thanks to this location!
This home is a gem to film in! It's beautifully outfitted and has a wonderful layout. The hosts are amazing to work with - I will definitely be back for future productions! Thank you for having us!
This location is gorgeous! Alfonso and Cord were wonderful hosts! Our stylist was super thankful because this location had so many props that she could use. Most of the items that she purchased went completely unopened! One thing that's worth mentioning is that the air flow in this location is WONDERFUL. It was a warm sunny day, but we were cool throughout our photo shoot. Will definitely be coming back for future projects!
I absolutely love shooting in this house. It’s a beautiful location and the host is fantastic. My crew and I have filmed here a number of times and would recommend to anyone who is looking for a great home location to shoot in.
Alfonso and Cord were great. Very responsive, organized, and easy to work with. The space is very unique and exactly what we were looking for. It was clean, well kept and overall an enjoyable space to work in. We were filming a video here and everyone involved, including our clients, commented how great the space was. We would come back again.