Natural Home Design Gallery From Ray Kappe
More than 100 houses have been designed Ray Kappe During a long and distinguished career, which he designed for himself and his family in Los Angeles’ Rustic Canyon is the most important. “Probably the biggest house in Southern California,” said Stephen Kanner, a former president of the American Institute of Architects’ Los Angeles chapter, in an interview in 2008. That year, when the Home surveyed architects, historians, academics and critics at home all-time best of Southern California, the residence of Kappe 1967 landed at No. 8, ranks among the classics by Frank Lloyd Wright, Rudolph Schindler, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Charles and Ray Eames.
Ray Kappe house, a natural wonder in Pacific Palisades 2
Unlike many hillside homes, Kappe house is not tucked into the hillside. Instead, walk along and on top of it, as if directing the cursor to the slopes at Brooktree Road in Palisades. Property, 100 feet wide, is a transition zone between the many levels on one side and a lower neighbor on the other side. Kappe residence floats on a 45 degree angle resulting in seven levels, with cantilevered wood decks, railings and platform to reach into the environment. From the road, the flight of concrete pavers leads to a wooden bridge and finally the front door, this picture, set at right angles to the street so it must be conspicuous.
From inside, the view of running in all directions, but the landscape provides a natural exile. “This is extraordinary for how to constantly reconnect to the slope of the hill,” says Los Angeles architect Ron Radziner. “This is a classic tree house.” Added Linda Dishman, head of the Los Angeles Conservancy: “Inside the house, you feel like you’re one with nature.”
The 2.5-foot-thick laminated beams made ??from Douglas fir. The remaining wood is redwood. Four bedrooms have doors, but the rest of the house is pure openness, individual space is defined and secretly separated by subtle changes in elevation. Described by one critic as “a controlled explosion of the space,” has been the residence of the quality of an atrium Kappe cleverly adapted to work and play.
The ceiling above the central family area is 14 feet high. Benches line the walls bearing area is intended for relaxation or conversation. Even the carpet is green, another choice is made to draw the outside inside. Interior roof beam running the entire block and through the exterior wall, extending 12 feet outside as a trellis. None of the stained or treated wood other than clearly Thompson’s WaterSeal.