A Renovated Ray Kappe Abode in Manhattan Beach

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January 31, 2014
Originally published in 8 Modern Renovations
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  Originally built in the 1980s by architect Ray Kappe, the Manhattan Beach home of Matt Jacobson and Kristopher Dukes is anchored by a sweeping circular gesture.  Courtesy of Misha Gravenor .
    Originally built in the 1980s by architect Ray Kappe, the Manhattan Beach home of Matt Jacobson and Kristopher Dukes is anchored by a sweeping circular gesture. Courtesy of Misha Gravenor .
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  Dukes, who was hands-on with the redesign, sits in an Arne Jacobsen Egg chair in the living area.  Courtesy of Misha Gravenor .
    Dukes, who was hands-on with the redesign, sits in an Arne Jacobsen Egg chair in the living area. Courtesy of Misha Gravenor .
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  The glass-walled facade faces the Strand.  Courtesy of Misha Gravenor .
    The glass-walled facade faces the Strand. Courtesy of Misha Gravenor .
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  A view over the lap pool and roof deck, which provides a respite for the couple, shows the dense beachside neighborhood. The couple bought the Richard Schultz chaise longues at Studio 111 in Palm Springs.  Courtesy of Misha Gravenor .
    A view over the lap pool and roof deck, which provides a respite for the couple, shows the dense beachside neighborhood. The couple bought the Richard Schultz chaise longues at Studio 111 in Palm Springs. Courtesy of Misha Gravenor .
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  The streetside facade, dominated by site-poured concrete, contains the garage, from which Jacobson and Dukes escape for a quick surf.  Courtesy of Misha Gravenor .
    The streetside facade, dominated by site-poured concrete, contains the garage, from which Jacobson and Dukes escape for a quick surf. Courtesy of Misha Gravenor .
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  Kappe sits on a sofa in the media room, which continues the semicircular curve. “The form came from the [original] client’s preference,” he notes. The rattan ottoman (found in Palm Springs) is by Franco Albini, and the carpet is from Malibu Rugs.  Courtesy of Misha Gravenor .
    Kappe sits on a sofa in the media room, which continues the semicircular curve. “The form came from the [original] client’s preference,” he notes. The rattan ottoman (found in Palm Springs) is by Franco Albini, and the carpet is from Malibu Rugs. Courtesy of Misha Gravenor .
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  For the small terrace off the master bedroom, Dukes and Jacobson chose a Walter Lamb bronze rocker and ottoman from Studio 111. The drapery fabric, typically used for boardshorts and therefore hardy enough for the salt air, is from Busch & Associates.  Courtesy of Misha Gravenor .
    For the small terrace off the master bedroom, Dukes and Jacobson chose a Walter Lamb bronze rocker and ottoman from Studio 111. The drapery fabric, typically used for boardshorts and therefore hardy enough for the salt air, is from Busch & Associates. Courtesy of Misha Gravenor .
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  The central stairway spans the entire house from the first floor to the roof, which is crowned by a glass ceiling that allows in extra light. Areas such as the master bedroom, which is open to the living room below, fan off of the staircase, a unifying component.  Courtesy of Misha Gravenor .
    The central stairway spans the entire house from the first floor to the roof, which is crowned by a glass ceiling that allows in extra light. Areas such as the master bedroom, which is open to the living room below, fan off of the staircase, a unifying component. Courtesy of Misha Gravenor .
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  In the master bathroom, the couple traded an outdated tile tub for the BOV 02 from Wetstyle and added fixtures, towel bars, and hooks from Vola. The hallway, which retains its original black granite floor, leads past paneled walls to a deck.  Courtesy of Misha Gravenor .
    In the master bathroom, the couple traded an outdated tile tub for the BOV 02 from Wetstyle and added fixtures, towel bars, and hooks from Vola. The hallway, which retains its original black granite floor, leads past paneled walls to a deck. Courtesy of Misha Gravenor .
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  Dukes designed the island in the paneled dressing area.  Courtesy of Misha Gravenor .
    Dukes designed the island in the paneled dressing area. Courtesy of Misha Gravenor .
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  The original bedroom, which Dukes refers to as “very Scarface,” included red shag carpet. Dukes toned down the space with a Thin Edge bed by George Nelson and an Eames folding screen.  Courtesy of Misha Gravenor .
    The original bedroom, which Dukes refers to as “very Scarface,” included red shag carpet. Dukes toned down the space with a Thin Edge bed by George Nelson and an Eames folding screen. Courtesy of Misha Gravenor .
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