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Duplicating a Landmark

Case Study House 16, is considered one of Rodney Walker’s greatest accomplishments. It’s since been torn down, but the designer’s sons have re-created it as their own homes (Julius Shulman / J.Paul Getty Trust)
Craig Walker’s living room. (Stephen Osman / LAT)
Among the features Bruce wanted: an open layout, high ceilings and abundance of natural light. (Lawrence K. Ho / LAT)
THE INSPIRATION: Case Study House 16 embodied Rodney Walker’s modern aesthetic of clean lines and airy interiors. Built in the ’40s in Los Angeles, it has since been demolished. (Julius Shulman/ J.Paul Getty Trust)
TWO OF A KIND: The entrances to Bruce and Craig’s homes bear the unmistakable mark of their father’s plans but still show slight differences. Bruce’s home incorporates a traditional staircase with storage underneath. See Craig’s entry in the next photo. (Lawrence K. Ho / LAT)
Craig’s entry more closely follows the original cantilevered design. (Lawrence K. Ho / LAT)
The home of Craig and Debra Walker in Oak View. Their house is built according to the plans of Craig’s father/archetect Rodney Walker’s Case Study House #16. Craig Walker in the living room of the house. (Lawrence K. Ho / LAT)