California Case Study Architect Rodney Walker's Personal House

Location: Ojai, California

Price: $3,995,000

This four-bedroom midcentury masterpiece, known as The Walker Residence, was built by architect Rodney Walker as his private residence in 1959. Set on a 3.4-acre hilltop in Ojai, California, the dramatic house features an overarching triangular roof with overhanging eaves that shade and protect the many outdoor entertaining spaces, but the finest feature, given the superb vantage point, are the glass walls, which account for nearly the whole exterior of the 4,300-square-foot house. The architect was responsible for projects #16, #17, and #18 in the California Case Study Program -- houses commissioned by Art & Architecture magazine from 1945 to '66 -- and his work was photographed regularly by the late, great architectural photographer Julius Shulman.

Presented by

Curbed.com offers its daily witty, urbane take on architecture, real estate, and neighborhood news in nearly a dozen cities across the U.S., and on its flagship Curbed National site, where House of the Day, written by Rob Bear, appears.

A New York City Minute, Frozen in Time

This wildly inventive short film takes you on a whirling, spinning tour of the Big Apple

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

A New York City Minute, Frozen in Time

This short film takes you on a whirling tour of the Big Apple

Video

What Happened to the Milky Way?

Light pollution has taken away our ability to see the stars. Can we save the night sky?

Video

The Faces of #BlackLivesMatter

Scenes from a recent protest in New York City

Video

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life

The Supreme Court justice talks gender equality and marriage.

Video

The Pentagon's $1.5 Trillion Mistake

The F-35 fighter jet was supposed to do everything. Instead, it can barely do anything.

More in National

Just In