Southern California modern architect, Ray Kappe (1927-2019) was originally born in Minneapolis, spending much of his early childhood in and around Minnesota’s beautiful parks, lakes and wooded landscape. In 1940, Kappe’s family moved to Los Angeles, he would graduate from UC Berkeley’s School of Architecture in 1951, working alongside architect Carl Maston until opening his own practice in 1954.

Kappe designed over 100 custom residences, in addition to numerous multi-family, pre-fab, educational, industrial and commercial buildings all based on his modular construction concept. Kappe’s own Pacific Palisades residence, completed in 1967, is regarded as one of the preeminent examples of a modern home design in the United States. Kappe came from the post and beam school of modernism, his buildings boast multiple levels in a series of flat roofed horizontal volumes, continuous bands of large expanses of glass, creating both public and private spaces all with a connection to the landscape and the driving principle of bringing the outdoors in.

Rustic Canyon Architectural Home
By Renowned Architect Ray Kappe, FAIA

Rustic Canyon architectural home by Ray Kappe

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.
Architectural House-Santa MonicaThe master bedroom boasts a romantic fireplace and features a soaring glass-domed ceiling which heightens the feeling of being at one with nature, and with a dramatic fireplace and ensuite bathroom, provide a peaceful space.

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Ray Kappe Apartment Complex – Architectural Baldwin Hills Mid Century Modern Building

Multi-unit apartment complex, Ray Kappe FAIA – 1958. The work of Kappe is considered by some to be an extension of the earlier SoCal modern architects like Wright, Neutra and Schindler.

This modernist complex was built not long after Kappe gained hands-on experience as a draftsman for Eichler Homes and eventually working under renowned architect Carl Maston.

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Encino Modern House – The Strimling House
By SCI-Arc Founder Ray Kappe

Modern Home-Encino

A unique opportunity to acquire one of Ray Kappe’s noteworthy mid-century works: The Strimling House.

Encino Modern House

This 1964 Encino Mid-Century Modern house is positioned on nearly an acre of remote and wooded grounds.

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The Bernheim House
by Ray Kappe, FAIA in Brentwood

Modern Home-Brentwood

Situated on a quiet cul de sac in Crestwood Hills sits the lovely Bernheim House, 1959, by Ray Kappe, FAIA.

Mid Century Modern-Brentwood

Kappe radiantly incorporates form, design and light while seizing views of The Getty and serenity of the outdoors.

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Masterful Ray Kappe Design
in Santa Monica Canyon

Ray Kappe Design in Santa Monica Canyon. 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.

Mid Century house for sale – Hollywood Hills

Walls of wood and glass embrace both the work of Kappe and engulf oneself into the surrounding trees and canyon.

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