The Lachs House, 1958
Reminiscent of Case Study House #16, The Lachs House designed by Rodney Walker offers the feeling of modern elegance, clean lines, and an interior that effortlessly connects man and nature. The integrity and flow found in many of the most iconic Mid-Century modern homes is fully evident here with expansive and welcoming public spaces while the 3 bedrooms situated on either side of the house offer the unparalleled luxury of both privacy and seclusion.
Rodney A. Walker is best known as a modern designer for Arts + Architecture magazine’s Case Study House program. As a student of engineering in 1938, he worked in the office of Rudolph Schindler and emulated the master as engineer, designer and builder. His design philosophy included economy and efficiency without aesthetic compromise.
Walker’s homes are expressive, often using volumes of glass and soaring roof lines to capture the drama of the site and the Lachs House is no exception. In a poetic gesture, Walker himself would have enjoyed the thought that almost all the drought-tolerant landscaping seen through each window comes from seeds grown by the original owner.
The architecturally sensitive expansion pays homage to his genius by using the original floorplan, adding a master suite and a separate building that can be used as an office, yoga studio or media room. Located in a tranquil and private setting with long-range canyon views and just minutes from the vibrant Beverly Glen Center, this Bel Air home will continually inspire those that live within its impeccably designed walls.
Garage: 2 Cars