This extraordinary original Rodney Walker designed home is located on an extremely private property in the east end of Ojai. It’s stunning modern design includes 25 foot wooden ceilings, floor to ceiling glass, polished cement floors and an open floor plan. It rests amidst lush Japanese gardens with water features, wrap-around redwood decks, pathways and bridges. The main house overlooks a contemporary pool and offers beautiful mountain views.
Rodney Walker was a midcentury modern designer and builder who specialized in residential architecture in the Southern California area. He never became a licensed Architect, in fact, when he was offered an honorary degree he politely refused. Walker seems to have identified himself as a designer and found creativity as a builder. He contributed three designs to Arts & Architecture magazine’s Case Study House program during the late 1940s. Many of his homes were photographed by Julius Shulman for Arts & Architecture magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Architectural Record, Sunset Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times Home magazine.