Rodney Walker Design
The Walker Residence, 1959
Of all John Entenza's California Case Study Program participants, Rodney Walker was the most hands on designer. Julius Shulman recalled Rodney up on a tractor preparing a site on Mulholland Drive for one of his visionary projects. From finding the site, to site preparation, design and execution Rodney was involved with every detail. With his own family residence in Ojai, California it is understandable that this total immersion in process as well as his creativity, unrestricted by the constraints of client's wishes, has resulted in a true masterpiece of twentieth century modern architecture.
While the designs of Rodney's three Case Study residences are
Greene & Greene, Architects
The Bolton/Culbertson House
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Bolton/Culbertson House 1906/1929, by architects Charles and Henry Greene with addition by architect Garrett Van Pelt, is recognized today as one of the classics of the Arts and Crafts movement Pasadena annually celebrates today. In terms of scale and the gracious lifestyle the house affords, it is the predecessor to the Gamble House. A careful restoration by architect Tim Andersen has renewed the warmth and vitality of the residence. The good living of what many consider to be Pasadena's Golden Age is alive and well at the Bolton/Culbertson House.
Philip Johnson, Architect
The Alice Ball House
New Canaan, CT
Affectionately referred to as his â€œlittle jewel,â€ Philip Johnson's Alice Ball Residence exemplifies Johnson's modern aesthetic which he introduced to New Canaan. One of six homes designed by Johnson in the Stamford suburb, the Ball Residence follows the same exercise in glass elevations which defined Johnson's career until his death in 2005. Designed in a cross-axial plane, Johnson's minimalism is well-expressed. His utilization of glass and flat, white masonry and plaster surfaces blend mellifluously within the confines of the two-acre site on which the house and its guest house sit.
John Kewell, A.I.A.
The Schipper Residence, 1952
Los Angeles, CA
Gold Medal winner John Kewell, A.I.A. likely met Merle Schipper, who was an art critic, writer, and curator, through their mutual academic associations. Although Kewell is best known for his larger projects such as a masterplan for Cal Tech, his design for Merle's hillside site in Westwood, which is easy walking distance from U.C.L.A., is a classic of the period. Merle did much of her work at home so a plan was developed to accommodate living and working. Privacy, space and light are the hallmarks of this post-war open plan residence for art, work and entertaining. Careful updating and revisions by architects Jared Levy and Jeff Allsbrook, A.I.A. add high quality 21st century amenities
Robert M. Green, Architect
The Kingloff Residence, 1980
Modern. Organic. Minimal. Unique. Soulful.
Stunning organic architectural masterpiece and rare find in Green’s native Georgia. 2-acre
private estate in Buckhead sited beautifully by the Taliesin Apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright
speaks to his originality and “Every project was a very special piece of art.” Maintaining
signature elements of grand stone, soaring wood ceilings, glass, and geometric forms with a
distinctive 3-wing layout, designer, Burns Century, continued the philosophical dialogue of the
architecture with a highly sophisticated but non-ostentatious complete custom renovation in
2017/2018. Sculpturally composed spaces with
Victor Canas, Architect
Casa Eos, Costa Rica
Herradura, Puntarenas, CR
Casa Eos won the prize for best Archtictural project from the College of Architects of Costa Rica in 2010 and takes its rightful place as one of Costa Rica's most beautiful private homes; it is a vacation which is out of the ordinary in every way.
From the second floor swimming pool and espejo de agua (water mirror) which laps up to the glass of the master bedroom and living room, to the gigantic ocean and jungle view to the artistry of acclaimed Minimalist Architect Victor Canas, Casa Eos, as guests will soon discover, is not just a place to stay; it is to be experienced.
When you enter the house the first thing you hear is the un-fountain; one that
Ray Kappe, F.A.I.A.
Living Homes Program, 2007
THE LIVING HOMES PROGRAM, 2007 - Reviving not just the physical aesthetic of the Case Study Architects who worked in steel and glass, but also the high spirited idealism that accompanied the work, Kappe and Living Homes have moved the Case Studies triumphs and lifestyle they represent right into the 21st Century. Energy inefficiencies which for 40 years virtually outlawed the steel and glass house in Los Angeles have been overcome so successfully that this house has been awarded LEED Gold Certification. Once again, the garden and nature are one with interior space now proportionally scaled to today's expectations. With open plan public spaces elevated to the views, the residence
Robert Skinner AIA
Beverly Hills, CA
While not widely known by the general public, Skinner has made significant contributions to the architectural fabric of Trousdale Estates, and Coldwater Canyon where he lived for many years building his designs. Early work such as his house on Cherokee, & modernist masterpiece on Castle Place were executed in the flat roof post & beam style. By the late 1960s, when this residence was built, he had moved on to more of a chalet style which affords the same light filled interiors, but provides more dramatic space with pitched high ceilings as displayed here. A secure walled entry at the street presents an anonymous façade to passersby, belying the drama of the interiors inside. The
Lloyd Wright, Architect
Warwick Evans Residence
Los Angeles, CA
Here, Wright's rich textural and ornamental tradition is fully resolved within a precise geometry, which reflects inside the perfection of nature outside. The residence is carefully sited within walled gardens on its nearly half acre site, & affords dramatic sunset vistas across the westside to the ocean. The meticulous renovation & restoration is celebrated in several publications including a cover feature in Architectural Digest. Includes 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, breakfast & dining area, family, living, office, pantry and powder.
André Bruyère, Architect
Modernist Villa, 1968
near Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, FR
This beautiful curvy villa with swimming pool was built in 1977 and arranged from 1991 to 2008, after a project drawn in 1968 by architect André Bruyère.
It is located in an olive grove at the foot of the Alpilles mountains, at 15 minutes by car from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, 30 minutes from Arles, 35 minutes from the Avignon railway station and 45 minutes from Marseille airport.
The villa extends over a surface of 440 m². The main volumes shelters a vast entry hall, a spectacular 200 m² living room with a 5 m height under ceiling, a large kitchen and a bedroom. It is framed by three independent flats. The house also has a double garage as well as a 250 m²