Sexy midcentury modern by Ray Kappe on the market in Baldwin Hills for $2.2M

By Pauline O’Connor If you were thinking of making a bid on Naples Island’s Stoner House, tough luck—the waterfront property reworked by the brilliant Ray Kappe in 1955 is now pending sale. But stepping up to fill the Kappe gap is a sharp midcentury modern in Baldwin Hills known as the Waymire House. One of the SCI-Arc co-founder’s earliest commissions,… Keep reading

A 1958 Midcentury With Stunning L.A. Views Lists For $2.2M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo On the market for the first time in 10 years, this classic midcentury home was architect Ray Kappe’s first commission. Designed in 1958 by Los Angeles architect and SCI-Arc founder Ray Kappe, the Waymire Residence is a stunning example of classic midcentury style. With sweeping city views and much of its original character… Keep reading

Stunning, Early Ray Kappe With Incredible Views, $2.2M

By Philip Ferrato Where: 4245 Don Alanis Place, Los Angeles Asking: $2,200,000 What: The Waymire Residence, Ray Kappe’s first commission, built in 1958. It’s hard to underestimate Ray Kappe’s influence on modern residential design in Southern California. He’s produced over a hundred homes, and his own, built in 1968, has become an object of worship among architecture students…. Keep reading

Rent a 110-year-old Pasadena Craftsman for $4,500 per month

By Elijah Chiland Here’s a leasing opportunity you don’t see every day. This very handsome Pasadena Craftsman sits right alongside the Arroyo Seco, near the newly christened John Van de Kamp Bridge, and it’s now looking for a renter. Built in 1908, the three-bedroom home boasts hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, lovely French doors and casement windows, antique light… Keep reading

Vintage Long Beach: Where a Bixby hung his shingle

By Lauren Beale The rich architecture of the Bixby Ranch House in Long Beach is evident just walking up the gated pathway to the column-flanked leaded-glass front door. The home was built in 1890 — a year of experimentation and discovery — the same year the jukebox was invented. Soon to follow were electric kettles,… Keep reading

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