Ray Kappe, a founding member of SCI-ARC, is known as “one of the great innovators and educators in Modern architecture.”
His work, ranging from condos, prefabs, industrial buildings, and single-family homes, often channels the beauty and simplicity of the Case Study era.
The Waymire Residence, one of Kappe’s earliest completed designs, highlights his scaled-down modernist aesthetic, where he masterfully combines steel, glass, and concrete blocks.
Sited on a generously sized hillside lot in Baldwin Hills, the home opens up to unparalleled views of Los Angeles that reach from Downtown to Century City.
The 1,906 square feet of interior space offers three bedrooms and 1.75 baths with original details, soaring ceilings, glass walls, and an impressive cantilevered hearth serving as the focal point in the living and dining areas.
Surrounded by Japanese-influenced landscaping and mature trees, the grounds are serene and private. And, there’s space to extend the deck over the hillside so you can pull up a lounge chair at night and relax while gazing at LA’s twinkling lights, the iconic Hollywood sign, and the Griffith Observatory in the distance.
Located at 4245 Don Alanis Pl, the property is listed by Wayne Willbur and Steve Portigiani, asking $2.2 million.