The Eames House is a landmark of midcentury modern architecture. Built by Charles and Ray Eames (the original design was also worked on by Eero Saarinen), it's pretty stunning and yet designed to be constructed from "off-the-shelf" parts to make it an affordable design that could inspire designs for homes for everyday Americans. The most affordable way to experience the Eames House is to do an exterior self-guided tour. It's $10. That might not sound like much if you're used to interior, guided tours, but we still really enjoyed our visit. You can walk all the way around the house and studio for a 360-degree-view of the house and docents are there to answer any questions you might have. Because the bottom floor of the house and the studio has so much glass, you can see into several rooms of the house quite well. They ask that you don't take pictures into the interior through the glass because interior tours are how they fund-raise. Speaking of, if you're really a buff and willing to pay for the experience, you CAN tour the interior (prices are on their website). It was pricey for us, so we stuck with the exterior tour. Definitely right for us. We made a reservation online, but two guys who came in at the same time as us didn't make reservations and they were able to pay the docent and still do the exterior tour. It's a bit hard to find - definitely follow the instructions on the website. We parked on Corona del Mar and then walked back down the hill and then down a private alleyway (the only way to enter the property). If you enjoy architecture (especially mid-century American architecture), this house is worth a visit!