Ray Kappe’s first house, located in hills over Glendale, California, was built in 1954. The home recently underwent a renovation by HabHouse that restored its original design elements while also adding some modern updates to make it a truly one-of-a-kind mid-century modern masterpiece.
The home’s simple, clean lines, open floor plan, use of natural materials, and connection to the outdoors, are all hallmarks of quintessential California modernism. The exterior is clad in redwood siding, and the interior features floor-to-ceiling windows that let in plenty of natural light. The house also has a two-car garage and a swimming pool.
Kappe’s distinctly Californian design aesthetic has been influential for many other architects and designers. His work is known for its simplicity, elegance, and connection to the natural environment.
The renovated house was recently sold for $2.6 million, demonstrating the continued appreciation for Kappe’s legacy.