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Kappe Residence
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Location 715 Brooktree, Los Angeles, California
Area 4,000 sq. ft.
Built 1967
Architect Ray Kappe
Governing body private
Designated April 16, 1996
Reference no. 623

The Kappe Residence is a house in the Pacific Palisades section of Los Angeles, California, designed by architect Raymond Kappe, FAIA, as his own residence. It is a modern design built into a heavily treed hillside. It was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1996, and in 2008 it was named one of the top ten houses in Los Angeles by an expert panel selected by the Los Angeles Times.

Design of the house

Kappe purchased the steep hillside lot in 1962 for $17,000. Designing a structure for the steep hillside was problematic, and Kappe designed six concrete towers supporting a 4,000-square-foot (370 m2) glass-and-wood house. Built between 1965 and 1967, the house is raised on decks to avoid underground springs. The house features natural building materials, strong geometric form, and supersaturated colors. The ground floor of the structure is Kappe's studio, and the house is built atop the studio.

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