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Article: Ray Kappe houses

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:18 pm
by DavidC

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:02 am
by JimM
Kappes's rather tasteful work didn't have much sway with the Morphosis contingent.

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:19 pm
by Matt2
I went through Kappa house on a tour some years ago. I really wanted to buy a drawing but he growled at the idea of selling drawings as art pieces. I found his house amazing, but wondered at the use of so much glass in earthquake country. Hard to keep clean of spider webs too in all those nooks and crannies.

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:54 pm
by SDR
I was quite late in discovering Kappe's work, including (in particular) his own house, which speaks to me as few others do. I'd like to see illustrations of all
his work; the Benton house is new for me this week.


Virtually all of the thousands and thousands of photos of modernist work were taken only after a thorough cleaning of glass; nothing could ruin an image of
such a building faster than noticeably unclean glass. And, that speaks to the task facing every owner of such properties, for the entirety of their occupancy !

S

Re: Article: Ray Kappe houses

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:27 pm
by DavidC

Re: Article: Ray Kappe houses

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:54 pm
by Roderick Grant
Ray Kappe was a great architect and good company. The Miller House is beautiful.

Re: Article: Ray Kappe houses

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:06 pm
by SDR
The ranch house---or its offspring, the Eichler---reconsidered ? The presence of brick, for wall and floor, necessarily evokes the Usonian, for me.

I can't believe the architect specified that retrograde pattern to the frosted glass facing the street; I'd ditch that at the first opportunity, if the house became mine. Otherwise---a delight.

S

Re: Article: Ray Kappe houses

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:13 pm
by Roderick Grant
As is noted, the house had some work done after the Northridge earthquake of '94. I bet that frosted glass was part of it.