The mid-century modern house is the former residence of Rodney Walker, a renowned architect who died in 1986 and who was famous for his hands-on approach to designing homes. While some of his other works already are internationally acclaimed, his personal residence, which he seems to have purposefully kept under the radar, might surpass them in design, says the home’s brokerage, Crosby Doe Associates.
The 4,300-square-foot structure is sited on a hilltop in the Ojai Valley of Ojai, Calif., and offers jaw-dropping vistas of the surrounding hills and mountains. Encased by floor-to-ceiling glass, the structure melts seamlessly into these environs. Crosby Doe Associates writes that Franklin Lloyd Wright said of the home: “From this vantage, you don’t just see the valley and the mountains, you are the valley and the mountains!”
The carefully chosen site is a unique hilltop on the west side of the Ojai Valley which affords 270 degree panoramic vistas while still providing total privacy for the occupants. Curtain glass walls and mobile glass panels are set back beneath the roof eaves and structural perimeter. From the interiors the effect is cineramic. To steal from Wright: from this vantage you don’t just see the Valley and the Mountains, you are the Valley and the Mountains! The experience is transcendent, and not fleeting. Communing with nature here is a moment by moment daily reality. (via)
Cat: Home Design and Architecture
Tags : modern house, modern mid-century design, residence