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Rent a landmarked midcentury modern above the Silver Lake Reservoir for $4,800

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Designed by Case Study architect Rodney Walker

Photos by Eric Charles, courtesy of The Rental Girl

Calling all midcentury modern fans: Here’s your chance to live in a residence deemed a “true historic example” of the style. The two-bedroom duplex, available for lease for $4,800 per month, was built by the humble Rodney Walker, a designer who never professionally trained as an architect, but mastered the profession anyway, building three Case Study homes.

This was not one of them—but it is a registered city landmark, and it’s a beaut. Built in 1953, it’s well preserved. But a new kitchen with “custom replica cabinets,” per the listing, and bathrooms have been added.

It features an open floor plan, exposed wood beam and rafters, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The wall that faces west is more than 70 percent glass, and it offers beautiful hilltop views. Plus, it’s located above the Silver Lake Reservoir, so its concrete deck looks straight out to the water.