Ray Kappe started designing homes after graduation in 1951 from the University of Berkeley. His career would span the entire second half of the 20th century and well into the 2000’s. He would start his own firm in 1954 and start earning awards soon thereafter. He held teaching positions the University of Southern California and Cal Poly Pomona.
In 1972, Kappe eventually would depart, along with several other progressive minded faculty from Pomona, to form what would eventual become Sci-Arc. This school was considered more avant-garde than other schools of architecture. He would serve as the school’s first Director until he was replaced in 1987 by Michael Rotondi. Kappe would design over 100 single family residences. Even into his late career, he was still designer modular homes with the idea to create homes for the masses.
It’s hard to believe we had this great master architect with us until 2019. Ray Kappe’s Goetschel House retains plenty of its original charm after a recent refresh by HabHouse.
Ray Kappe Designed Santa Monica Canyon Modern home. Masterfully designed in 1970 by Ray Kappe, this significant property in prime Santa Monica Canyon has been thoughtfully restored and transformed into one of the most marveled architectural homes on the Westside.
Situated on a quiet cul de sac, sits this Crestwood Hills home known as the lovely Bernheim House, 1959, by Ray Kappe, FAIA. Kappe radiantly incorporates form, design and light while seizing views of The Getty and serenity of the outdoors.
A unique opportunity to acquire one of Ray Kappe’s noteworthy mid-century works: The Strimling House. This 1964 Encino Mid-Century Modern house is positioned on nearly an acre of remote and wooded grounds.
Ray Kappe, FAIA. Spectacular tall multi-story concrete, steel and glass hard-edge Rustic Canyon architectural home with walls of windows and glass capturing the proximity of mature trees and sky establishing from every room the feeling of living with nature: Ray Kappe’s tour-de-force.