This beautiful modernist house was designed by architect Ray Kappe for his family in 1965 and is one of my favourite examples of modernist architecture. Located in a canyon in Pacific Palisades, California, each of the floor-to-ceiling windows fill the space with light and frame stunning views across the hillsides.
4,000 square feet is spread out over seven levels that are intersected by vertical planes of glass, wood, and concrete, all fitting neatly into a mere 600 square feet of land on the hillside.
Modernist architecture can often appear quite stark and sterile, so I particularly admire the way in which the Kappe’s have softened the space with the warm wood, accents of bright blue upholstery and the couple’s collected books, artworks and objects.
It’s hard to believe that a house that looks so contemporary and current was designed and built nearly fifty years ago.