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Ray Kappe Homes for Sale | Southern California modern architect, Ray Kappe (1927-2019) was originally born in Minneapolis, spending much of his early childhood in and around Minnesota’s beautiful parks, lakes and wooded landscape. In 1940, Kappe’s family moved to Los Angeles, he would graduate from UC Berkeley’s School of Architecture in 1951, working alongside architect Carl Maston until opening his own practice in 1954.

Kappe designed over 100 custom residences, in addition to numerous multi-family, pre-fab, educational, industrial and commercial buildings all based on his modular construction concept. Kappe’s own Pacific Palisades residence, completed in 1967, is regarded as one of the preeminent examples of a modern home design in the United States. Kappe came from the post and beam school of modernism, his buildings boast multiple levels in a series of flat-roofed horizontal volumes, continuous bands of large expanses of glass, creating both public and private spaces all with a connection to the landscape and the driving principle of bringing the outdoors in. He was also a Founding Director of SCI-Arc, a private a university focused on architecture located here in Los Angeles. The school is regarded as—both institutionally and artistically—more avant-garde than traditional architecture schools based in the United States. If you are looking for a special architectural property, contact Beyond Shelter. We are happy to help you find current and off-market Ray Kappe homes for sale.



Ray Kappe - Cherokee Residence for Living Home

Ray Kappe – Cherokee Residence, featured in Dwell Magazine is a modern architectural masterpiece. Designed by renowned architect Ray Kappe, this stunning Beverly Hills home features expansive glass walls and soaring ceilings that create a perfect marriage between indoor and outdoor living. Its sleek mid-century modern design is the perfect blend of style and luxury, creating a truly one-of-a-kind living experience.

This luxurious home offers a total of 3,975-square feet to explore! Its steel frame boasts six bedrooms and five bathrooms. Feast in the kitchen/dining area or curl up for movie night in the living room before ascending upstairs via glass staircase tower. A guest wing is an added treat that’s perfect for overnight visitors.

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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.

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Ray Kappe Oceanfront Architectural condominium

This Ray Kappe Oceanfront Architectural condominium in Marina del Rey is a rare gem. Located just steps from the breaking waves and celebrating the sunshine of the California coast, the home offers luxury living at its finest. Designed in 1973, Kappe, Herbert Kahn and Rex Lotery, created this unique cluster of three separate oceanfront residences, The Elaine Stone Condominiums. The units were individually sold from the start with cooperative living in mind.

Living room of a Ray Kappe Oceanfront Architectural condo

The condominium features spacious rooms with sweeping views of the ocean, as well as private balconies perfect for summer days. Each of the units boasts a family playroom at beach level. Whether you’re watching the waves roll in or soaking up the rays, this is a truly exceptional place to call home.

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Rustic Canyon Architectural Home
By Renowned Architect Ray Kappe, FAIA

Rustic Canyon architectural home by Ray Kappe

Ray Kappe, FAIA. Spectacular tall multi-story concrete, steel and glass hard-edge Rustic Canyon architectural home with walls of windows and glass capturing the proximity of mature trees and sky establishing from every room the feeling of living with nature: Ray Kappe’s tour-de-force.

Architectural House-Santa Monica

The primary bedroom boasts a romantic fireplace and features a soaring glass-domed ceiling which heightens the feeling of being at one with nature, and with a dramatic fireplace and ensuite bathroom, provides a peaceful space.

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Ray Kappe Apartment Complex – Architectural
Baldwin Hills Mid Century Modern Building

Ray Kappe Apartment Complex interior

Multi-unit apartment complex, Ray Kappe FAIA – 1958. The work of Kappe is considered by some to be an extension of the earlier SoCal modern architects like Wright, Neutra and Schindler.

Ray Kappe Apartment Complex interior illustration

This modernist complex was built not long after Kappe gained hands-on experience as a draftsman for Eichler Homes and eventually worked under renowned architect Carl Maston.

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