Wright, the Chicago-based auction house, will offer Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House #21 (1958) at auction on December 3, 2006. The Los Angeles property has been immaculately restored to the original intent of the architect. The steel and glass residence is surrounded by reflection pools and nestled into the Hollywood Hills. Estimate $2.5-3.5 million.
For New Yorkers, an exclusive Manhattan preview to this auction, along with others from Wright’s upcoming season, is being held at the Urban Glass House located at 330 Spring Street, New York City. The structure represents Philip Johnson’s last residential commission and was designed with the same rigorous attention to detail as his world-famous Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. This preview event is open to the public November 14-19. Exhibition items will include Poul Kjærholm designs and a 1958 Porsche 356 Speedster from Koenig’s Case Study House, as well as Isamu Noguchi’s rare Prismatic table, which has never before appeared on the market.