By Lauren Beale
11:49 AM PST, January 3, 2014
A host of noteworthy homes were on the Southern California real estate market in 2013, offering visual drama, history and unusual features. Here are a half-dozen of our favorites from the year.
Seeming to jut out over the canyon was the 1959 Rodney Walker residence in Ojai. The architect relied heavily on triangular shapes in his design.
A catwalk hallway caught our attention at 7270 Mulholland Drive. The Hollywood Hills West home has an industrial vibe and an indoor waterfall.
This house of quartz creates drama in the landscape of the Palm Springs community of Southridge. The Midcentury Modern home used more than 700 tons of quartz.
Another high-drama home was the Wolff House, designed by Modernist architect John Lautner. The nearly 10,000-square-foot home is built into a hillside above the Sunset Strip in Hollywood Hills West.
Also making a splash was the Lautner-designed Stevens House in Malibu Colony. The wood-and-concrete structure draws inspiration for its curved shell from the shape of waves.
A glass-enclosed bridge revealing canyon and reservoir views connects the upper level wings of this modern home in Bel-Air.
Cantilevered rooms, glass walls and wooden beams give this Pacific Palisades retreat the feel of a treehouse. The 1974 Modernist home was designed by architect Ray Kappe.
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