Please vote for the 2020 Home Of The Year!
The Meyer Residence, Ray Kappe, FAIA, 1961/1996.
Ray Kappe, FAIA. Stunning tall multi-story concrete, steel and glass hard-edge contemporary home with walls of windows and glass capturing the closeness of mature trees and sky creating from every room the feeling of living with nature: Ray Kappe’s tour-de-force. The master bedroom with fireplace has a soaring glass domed ceiling which heightens the feeling … Continued
The Waymire Residence, 1958, by Ray Kappe is one of LA’s most iconic mid-century modern gems. This stunning residence is set against the backdrop of the Hollywood Hills punctuated by the iconic Hollywood sign and the Griffith Observatory.
For the first time on the market, this original, 1940’s Naples Island home is situated on the premier “waterway corner” of Treasure Island. This unique, open water property was remodeled in 1956 by renowned architect Ray Kappe and offers a perfect opportunity to restore it back to the gem it once was (and save it from being torn down!)
Happy New Year! What better way to start off 2013 than with a possible contender for Home Of The Year? Built in 1970 by Ray Kappe, this spectacular residence is located in prime Santa Monica Canyon. The 4,755 square foot home was thoughtfully restored and transformed by mid-century architecture enthusiast Michael LaFetra. The 3-level property … Continued
For the first time since it was built in 1962, this original Ray Kappe architectural is on the market. The 1,962 square foot residence sits on a 10,236 square foot lot in a highly coveted Brentwood location.
Kristin Kilmer of Kristin Kilmer Design, Inc. has been the interior designer of some of the most architecturally significant homes in Los Angeles, including John Lautner’s Wolff House and Stevens House, R.M. Schindler’s How House, and Ray Kappe’s Canna Road House. Kilmer combines the theories and practices of the mid-century masters with the current materials of today to create her “Eco Modern Luxury” approach to design. Her company uses the fundamental green values, demonstrating that design can be both sustainable and luxurious. Kilmer took a few moments out of her busy schedule to talk to Take Sunset about how she started working with mid-century masterpieces, how she gets into the mind of Schindler and Lautner, and what she’s doing in Grey’s Anatomy’s Sara Ramirez’s bathroom in Echo Park…
This spectacular A. Quincy Jones home was built in 1950 and has been designated a cultural monument. Beautifully clean lines and walls of glass accentuate the original design of thissecluded refuge in Brentwood. The home has undergone updates and renovation that stay true to its original architectural integrity.
Ray Kappe, FAIA, and LivingHomes brings the steel and glass Case Study Homes into the 21st Century with this architectural masterpiece. For 40 years the construction of steel and glass houses were virtually outlawed in Los Angeles due to energy inefficiencies, but these issues have been overcome so successfully that this house was awarded LEED Gold Certification…