The house, also known as Case Study House #22, was designed by architect Pierre Koenig in 1959.
The history of Stahl House began in 1954, when the Stahl couple acquired a small plot of land and started to shape the house of their dreams. The couple spent the weekends of the next two years building the wall that surrounds the building, and once the house of their dreams had taken shape in their minds, they hired architect Pierre Koenig to make their dream a reality.
In 1999 the house was declared Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument and became part of the "America's Favorite Architecture" list.
Over the years the house has appeared in many photographs, advertising campaigns and films including Smog (1962), Devil's Night (1990), The Marrying Man (1991), Playing by Heart (1998), Galaxy Quest (1999), Nurse Betty (2000), and in the well-known video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Stahl House is an attractive and fascinating building, so if you have enough time and want to visit it, it's a good idea to book as far in advance as possible, as tours usually sell out.