Case Study House #16
The largest of the Case Study Homes at 2,000 square feet, CSH #16 was also one of the most divergent from typical program characteristics. The home featured a large, skylit entrance hall, and a multi-level silhouette that was partly in response to the sloping site, a sitting room in the main bedroom and servant’s quarters. Rodney Walker designed CSH #16 as his own residence and it was the third house of the program to be built. Many design details and characteristics reflect the influence of his mentor R. M. Schindler for whom Walker had once worked. Specific characteristics which the home shared with other Case Study Homes were its modular wood construction system, clearly defined private and public areas as well as integrated indoor and outdoor spaces.