Residence for Harold and Martha Henbest, 1966. The architect responsible for arguably two of the most iconic designs of the Case Study House Program works here on a flat, ocean-view lot in Rancho Palos Verdes. As with most of Koenig’s designs, the first visual is one of understatement at the street. But past the walled and gated entry, one steps into a highly dramatic and purposefully practical home for Southern California living. A unique, folded-plate roof dramatizes the interiors which, flanked by opposing glass walls, are open and filled with natural light. And, as if anticipating today’s lifestyle back in 1966, the original design includes a formal living room, separate dining area and kitchen with adjoining family room; each placed with a strong orientation to the outdoor spaces. Mature Japanese-influenced gardens occupy the front grounds, and the architecture, presented in virtually unaltered condition, appears to borrow from that spirit of true calm, high restraint and absolute preciseness.