Ray Kappe’s Excellent Treetop Abode

NOWNESS continues its excellent In Residence series with a peek inside the 4,000-sq foot treetop abode of American architect and educator Ray Kappe. Designed by Kappa in 1965, the home sits in Rustic Canyon on the West side of LA. The low ceilings, sense of space and flow are pretty typical of the phenomenal architecture being designed at the time by Kappe’s contemporaries, Richard Neutra and Frank Lloyd Wright. The house itself is raised on concrete pillars and features a natural spring, a phenomenal garden and goddamn enviable pool. “It’s a very measured house, in many ways… But at the same time it gives a sense of openness and freedom”.  via