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Another Ray Kappe house
Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:54 pm
Ray Kappe was the topic in another thread recently ( http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=10393
), and I hadn't seen him mentioned here often, so I didn't know that some of you were into his work. For those who are, here is a link to his 1974 Katzenstein House:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/formwerks/ ... 322725530/
Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:30 pm
Thanks so much. Great pics. I'm his biggest fan.
The house at the end, #733 -- also Kappe ? Maybe not.
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Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:53 am
For more images of the work of Ray Kappe, there is the book by Michael Webb "Themes and Variations, House Design Ray Kappe Architects/Planners" 1998
Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:08 pm
Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:15 pm
Thank you. That's one of the few of his houses that I've seen interiors of; as you know it has levels of "trays" or platforms resting on long glue-lams. Quite a tour-de-force. . .
Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:42 am
Yes, thank you! I always like these amateur photos in addition to professional because they tend to be so honest about what the homes really look like. I love his own home, and I'm beginning to wonder if a Porsche in the carport - old or new - is a prereq. for a Kappe house.
Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:16 am
Kappe's Shapiro House 1997
596 Dryad Road, Santa Monica Canyon, California
Looking toward the deck
Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:09 am
Kappe's Gertler House 1970
14623 Hilltree Road, Santa Monica Canyon, California
Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:26 am
Thanks Josquin. The Shapiro house seems to show Kappe moving in a Japanese direction ? Very calm.
Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:39 am
Bare concrete: So Pomo I like it.
Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:47 am
Yeah. Arata Isozaki and others found out how difficult it is to produce that surface without obvious flaws. . .
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Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:50 am
I wonder if the Ray Kappe Katzenstein House is the same family that has the A. Quincy Jones (Marmol+Radziner restored) Katzenstein house? They are both in the Palisades.
To see the Jones version, go to http://www.marmol-radziner.com/
and under "Living" scroll down and click on "Katzenstein Residence."
Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:49 am
A Ray Kappe house had a a co-starring role in the Showtime Series Californication this past week. It seems that one of the main characters is an architect and her ex-husband got her a job designing an addition and a pool for the house. Not sure which house it is, but it is for sure all Ray Kappe!
Seems Ray Kappe is on the tip of everyones tounges these days. I notice a Kappe design is to be on the MAK tour this weekend!
Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:47 pm
Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:53 pm
Kappe also designed this 1962 condo building (conversion) in Beverly Hills.