Sherman Oaks mid-century home designed by Ray Kappe seeks $2.4 million – Daily News

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A mid-century modern Sherman Oaks home designed by renowned architect Ray Kappe has listed for $2.395 million.

Kappe, who died last year in November at 92, created homes that flow seamlessly outdoors and are enveloped by nature.

The Meyer Residence, named after original owners Stanley and Marjorie Meyer, exemplifies this — so much so, that after being destroyed in the 1994 Northridge earthquake, the current owner asked Kappe to recreate his 1961 original with few updates.

Perched on a third-acre hilltop, the home’s 2,987-square-foot interior with exposed beams, warm wood, brick, and abundant glass contains two bedrooms and bathrooms, an open floor plan and a central freestanding wet bar. The bar was the location of the original kitchen.

Also, there’s a sunken living room with a fireplace used by the seller as a formal dining room.

A fireplace also warms the adjoining space used as a living room.

The family room, which has built-in bookshelves, connects by a door to the galley kitchen.

While the public areas of the house are open and unencumbered by walls, the private rooms lay away hidden.

The master suite occupies a wing of the house. It has walk-in closets, a bedroom with clerestory windows, and a bathroom under a ceiling of skylights.

And on the opposite end of the house, there’s a second bedroom and bathroom.

An office with a glass slider opens onto a patio.

A swimming pool, lush gardens and patios from which to take in the expansive views of the San Fernando Valley nearly complete the property.

“Offset at an angle from the street, its arresting roofline framing of the carport clearly sets the home apart from its neighbors,” the listing reads.

Matthew Berkley and Scott Lander of Deasy Penner Podley hold the listing.

Kappe started his architectural practice in Los Angeles in the mid-1950s.

During his long and varied career, he designed more than 100 residences. He was also a long-time educator linked to two of Los Angeles County’s top architecture schools. He served as the inaugural chair of the Department of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona and later established the Southern California Institute of Architecture, known as SCI-Arc.

The “Ray Kappe papers, 1954-2007” is archived at the Getty Research Institute.



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