Ray Kappe Glendale mid century home for Gordon & Hildred Goetschel

The Gordon & Hildred Goetschel house is a significant Ray Kappe Glendale mid century home. Completed in 1954, it was the architect’s first single-family residence and the start of a pioneering and influential career that would span nearly 7 decades. This Glendale house is an important example of Southern California Mid-Century Modernism and represents Kappe’s early interest in strong geometry, clean lines, open spaces and indoor-outdoor living.

Kappe’s early work emphasized spatial expansion, and the building was designed to focus its inhabitants towards the surrounding nature and distant views. The result is a beautiful and unique property that conveys a sense of structure juxtaposed peace and tranquility.

The horizontal massing of redwood siding and unpainted masonry block give the glass-walled pavilion a sense of privacy, while the expanses of glazing allow natural light to spill in from all directions. The result is an organic structure animated by the play of light and shadow that adjusts throughout the day.

Ray Kappe Glendale mid century home. The Gordon & Hildred Goetschel house

The latest project by HabHouse is a complete overhaul of systems and restoration of finishes, infusing the property with thoughtful preservation while updating it for modern living. Classic details have been refurbished or reimagined such as this dramatic orb pendant fixture and sliding door pull.

Begin the day with beauty. The primary suite offers Kappe’s post and beam construction, wood-clad walls and direct access and seamless transition to the outdoors.

The original Kappe-designed pool, has been brought into the 21st century. With new equipment, the pool is now more energy-efficient and easier to maintain. New plaster, tile and coping give the pool a fresh look that compliments the classic architecture.

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Listing Courtesy of Nathaniel Cole, Suprstructur, Inc. and Joseph Kiralla & Michelle St. Clair, Sotheby’s International Realty