Influential architect Ray Kappe, who passed away last November, spent his decades-long career merging modernist ideals with the traditional California aesthetic. An educator and urban planner, Kappe is perhaps best known for designing over 100 custom homes, many of which are located in the hills of greater Los Angeles. One such property, a Pacific Palisades home made of concrete, glass, and steel is a monument to Kappe's unique blend of materials and form.
The three-level home, built in 1980, embraces its location within a heavily wooded lot. A dramatic, heavily glazed atrium-like space rises along one side of the structure, curving upward to allow the canopy of trees to drape overhead. A concrete-block form drapes down the other side of the home, broken up by multiple terraces and outdoor spaces off of each level.
The material's raw form continues inside, which is dominated by concrete blocks, wood, and glass to create contemporary, light-filled spaces. Offering three bedrooms and three bathrooms, the 3,574-square-foot residence remains true to Kappe's original design with only minimal maintenance and changes since its original construction. Keep scrolling to see more of this property, currently listed for $5,500,000.
762 Latimer Road, Santa Monica, California, is currently listed for $5,500,000 by Rosanne Howard of Sotheby's International Realty.
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