11320 Joffre St | Brentwood
Only 24 or so architects/teams participated in the celebrated Case Study House (CSH) Program. Rodney Walker (a Rudolph Schindler protégé) was the only architect/team responsible for more than two of the Case Study Houses actually built (CSH #s 16, 17 & 18). So compelling is Walker’s design of this classic, one-story Mid-Century Modern home that it served as the personal residence of A. Quincy Jones, another legendary Mid-Century Modern architect, who also participated in the CSH Program (CSH # 24). Walker’s signature elements (working in 3-foot modules; floating roof planes; and integrated indoor and outdoor spaces) are evident in this sublime 2-bedroom / 2-bath home. Maintained and unspoiled by owners who understand and appreciate that shelter can be not only functional, but aesthetically inspirational and psychologically calming and invigorating. Curtain glass walls afford daytime illumination; the slatted wood ceiling detail instills an earthy aesthetic; an open floor-plan and entertaining patio encourage interaction; and the grassy yard is enjoyed by small families and nature lovers. Rarely does a property of this significant architectural provenance come to the open market.