Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Designs of Ray Kappe

Here's a house to drool over. It can be yours for a mere $5 million. Designed in the late 1960s by Ray Kappe, a highly regarded mid-century modern architect whose is still busy at 80. His own seven-level home built into a Pacific Palisades hillside was recently featured in Dwell. You can see a slideshow here. Some have considered the home the best designed dwelling in southern California.

After graduating from Berkely in 1951, Kappe's first job was as a draftsman on Eichler Homes for the firm Anshen + Allen. He also founded and directed the Southern California Institute of Architecture and designed more than 100 single-family homes.

If you can't afford the Canna Road home in Brentwood, take a look at Kappe's pre-fab designs. Very cool and definitely cheaper.

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