In the feature story "Level Best," Frances Anderton says "Even though I've seen many good buildings, I think it's fair to say that there are a few that have had a profoundly emotional impact on me. Rochamp was one; also Peter Zumthor's spa in Vals, Switzerland; and Ray Kappe's own house in Pacific Palisades. So it was with great trepidation, and pleasure, that I wrote this story about Ray and his house."

Appetite for Construction
Six years ago, architect Jorge Gracia came to Dwell’s attention with a house he built for his family that was radically different...
Venetian Vicissitude
Shedding a past filled with farmhouses and ornamentation, Dawn Farmer and Pierre Kozely decided to embrace simplicity— and...
Taking His Own Advice
When Greg Reitz was ten years old, he was already so worried about the state of the planet that, without prompting from his...
Ray Kappe-Designed Multilevel House in Los Angeles
Los Angeles architect Ray Kappe built a multilevel house for his family back in 1967, and the results still resonate today.
Lucky 7
Thanks to Los Angeles’s Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance, the developers of Auburn 7 were able to maximize their property’s...
LEEDing the Way
One day last April there was great excitement on Highland Avenue, a quiet, hilly street (on which this writer happens to live) of...