Open House Obsession: 1969 Post+Beam By Surf Legend Matt Kivlin, $3.5M

By Philip Ferrato Where: 2000 Westridge Road, Brentwood When: Sunday, June 19 from 2:00pm–5:00 Asking: $3,495,000 What: A 4-bed, 4-bath Post+Beam designed by architect/developer Matt Kivlin, cantilevered over a canyon with views over Brentwood to Downtown. After experiencing the joys of surfing on a visit to Hawaii in 1940, Kivlin (1929-2014) would become renowned for engineering and developing the… Keep reading

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

The Art & Design of the Pacific Design Center

Standing tall, the imposing triad of structures known as the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood is an oasis of form and function. With a 1.6 million square foot campus and over 100 boutique and international showroom brands, PDC is a haven for designers and artists. Conceived in 1975 by Cesar Pelli of Gruen Associates,… 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

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