Designer of three of the 25 completed houses in Arts & Architecture’s celebrated Case Study program, Rodney Walker opted out of the home-building game following his late-1950s move to Ojai, where he operated a hotel and made jewelry. Among the gifted designer’s last architectural projects was a residence in Beverly Crest built in 1958 for Harold and Marguerite Lachs.
Originally a two-bedroom, two-bath measuring in at a modest 1,440 square feet, the Lachs Residence has been significantly remodeled and enlarged in recent years.
Per its listing description, the home’s expansion was executed using Walker’s “original floorplan, adding a master suite and a separate building that can be used as an office, yoga studio or media room.”
Along with three bedrooms and two modernized baths, the house features stone floors, walls of glass, beamed ceilings, skylights, tilt-and-turn windows, drought-tolerant landscaping, and a two-car garage. On a .64-acre lot northeast of the Stone Canyon Reservoir, it’s asking $2.89 million.
- 2718 Claray Dr [Crosby Doe Associates]