A 1958 Midcentury With Stunning L.A. Views Lists For $2.2M

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By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
On the market for the first time in 10 years, this classic midcentury home was architect Ray Kappe's first commission.

Designed in 1958 by Los Angeles architect and SCI-Arc founder Ray Kappe, the Waymire Residence is a stunning example of classic midcentury style. With sweeping city views and much of its original character still intact, the 1,906-square-foot home can easily serve as a blank canvas for period-appropriate updates. 

Now, for the first time in the last decade, the three-bedroom, two-bath property is being listed for $2,200,000. Scroll ahead for a glimpse inside, as well as a look at a few vintage photos of the house when it was built. 

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The Waymire Residence has a stunning profile with classic midcentury lines, and is set against the backdrop of Los Angeles. 

The Waymire Residence has a stunning profile with classic midcentury lines, and is set against the backdrop of Los Angeles. 

While the home has retained its original charm and character, it is also ripe for a thoughtful renovation.

While the home has retained its original charm and character, it is also ripe for a thoughtful renovation.

Expansive walls of glass and sliding doors that lead to the large exterior patio create a strong sense of indoor/outdoor living.

Expansive walls of glass and sliding doors that lead to the large exterior patio create a strong sense of indoor/outdoor living.

 The stone fireplace anchors the open-plan living/dining room.  

 The stone fireplace anchors the open-plan living/dining room.  

Floor-to-ceiling windows provide sweeping city views.

Floor-to-ceiling windows provide sweeping city views.

The open kitchen has been recently updated. 

The open kitchen has been recently updated. 

Even the bathrooms give a sense of being nestled into the surrounding nature. 

Even the bathrooms give a sense of being nestled into the surrounding nature. 

This view of the patio captures the Waymire Residence's classic midcentury style, as the home appears to almost take flight from its hillside setting.  

This view of the patio captures the Waymire Residence's classic midcentury style, as the home appears to almost take flight from its hillside setting.  

Vintage Photos of the Waymire Residence

The following are historic images. 

A look at the home circa the era in which it was built. 

A look at the home circa the era in which it was built. 

A close-up of the entrance. 

A close-up of the entrance. 

The living room as it originally appeared. 

The living room as it originally appeared. 

The classic midcentury kitchen prior to updates. 

The classic midcentury kitchen prior to updates. 

This image shows how the home has maintained its original charm and how a midcentury purist could easily restore the property. 

This image shows how the home has maintained its original charm and how a midcentury purist could easily restore the property. 

4245 Don Alanis Place is currently being listed for $2,200,000 by Wayne Willbur and Steve Portigiani of Deasy/Penner. See the full listing here

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