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.