The Ray and Charles Eames HouseThe Eames House (also known as Case Study House No. 8 ), is a landmark of mid-20th century modern architecture. It was constructed in 1949 in Pacific Palisades, California (a suburb of Los Angeles) by husband-and-wife design pioneers Charles and Ray (Kaiser) Eames, to serve as their home and studio. Unusually for such an avant-garde design, the Eames publicized the house as a thoroughly lived-in, usable, and well-loved home. While many icons of the modern movement are depicted as stark, barren spaces devoid of human use, photographs and motion pictures taken at the Eames house reveal a richly decorated, almost cluttered space full of thousands of books, art objects, artifacts, and charming knick-knacks as well as dozens of projects in various states of completion. The Eames gracious live-work lifestyle continues to be an influential model.