Collection by Erika Heet

Modern, Open-Plan California Houses by Architect Ray Kappe


SCI-Arc founder Ray Kappe is among the O.G. architects of the open-plan home. We've pulled a few favorites from our pages worth a second look.

Ray sits at the central hearth on the north end of the comfortable sunken living area.
Ray Kappe relaxes in the central living space, which offers views onto other shared family zones.
The glass-walled facade faces the Strand.
Kappe sits on a sofa in the media room, which continues the semicircular curve.
Kappe's Strimling house in the Los Angeles Valley, which preceded his own home and, he says, which informed some of the...
The Strimling House includes a second, open living room with bedrooms downstairs.
The lower living space on the ground floor of a Los Angeles, California, home features an EcoSmart fireplace fueled by...

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