Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Architect in Residence







We've been in our home for a solid decade now and while that seems like a long time for our young family, it really is no more than a sneeze, a blink, a flutter in the grand scheme of things.

This home however has been standing since 1967 and is still inhabited and enjoyed by its original owners. The home, designed by well-known California architect Ray Kappe, sits on a hillside adjacent to a creek and if the views from the multiple floor-to-ceiling windows are any indication, the setting is a veritable verdant escape. The house itself is a symphony of wood, concrete, and glass constructed over seven levels which are in turn attached to six concrete towers. In our era of seemingly disposable everything, I love the idea that this beautiful, timeless home is still being enjoyed by its now 80-year-old designer and is as inspiring as ever.

{images via Dwell, read the accompanying article here}
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10 comments:

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

dream house. it's official. is it creepy if I stalk the obits and then pounce when its available??

Design Junkie said...

What quality of detail! Beautiful and timeless design. Surely, a dream come true house to never leave.

Raina Cox said...

I would never have guessed this house is over 40 years old. It's simply perfection.

erin@designcrisis said...

Warm and modern. Stunning.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

So beautiful indeed.
The light, the views, the nature, the stillness, the solace.
A thing of greatness...a joy forever.
Alcira

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Hickory Furniture Mart said...

It’s almost as if the house was just carved out from a tree and a cliff side. This house is amazing and the two textures of stone and wood play off each other handsomely.

nkp said...

Hello Hickory furniture. Thanks for stopping by and welcome!

Cassie said...

This is a remarkably beautiful home, but it looks a little dangerous for an elderly person.

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