Its a good year for architecture buffs with a sh*tload of a money to burn. We mentioned yesterday that Pierre Koenig's Case Study House #21 is going on the auction block. Now Rodney Walker's Case Study #16, recreated by his son Craig Walker, is listed here for $2.65 million. While the original Case Study #16 in Bel Air was destroyed, this "reinterpretation" is located just outside Ojai, on a 2 acre property. Other amenities: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, den, office, sitting room/atrium, live on roof terrace with fireplace, laundry, and 4 car covered parking. Fortunately, Craig Ellwood decided to incorporate modern technology into his father's design, sure to upset some purists, but nice for those of us who appreciate a good Viking range. (We have no idea if there actually is a Viking range. We're just saying). Craig wrote in to let us know:
Although my father built affordable homes back in the 1940s and 1950s, reconstructing such a home with modern upgrades is difficult to do--particularly in today's overheated real estate market. My father's early homes were built on a 3' module to save money, but using that module today comes at an additional cost. The house will appeal to someone looking for a quality contemporary home designed by a mid-century modern architect.We're convinced. Now where did we leave that $2.6 million we had in our change purse?
· Case Study House #16 [architectureforsale.com] More pictures after the jump and available here.