Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ray Kappe's "Dailey House" Moves Quickly in the Night

Updated: February 7, 2013  The listing just came back onto market after falling out of escrow with buyer number 1.  Please call to set up a showing appointment.  
Ray Kappe, FAIA, "Dailey House", 1970
As I wrote about the Edward H. Fickett, FAIA on San Lorenzo, the Ray Kappe, FAIA "Dailey House" moved onto market and off market at relatively the same time.  If you didn't make a move on either the Dailey House or Satnick Residence, No. 4 within a couple week's time, you missed opportunities of a lifetime.  
Plenty of room to sprawl in this architectural.
I have a close association in my head with both Fickett and Kappe, so I find the irony to have both listings hit at the same time a beautiful thing.   What Kappe designed for 14623 Hilltree Road in Santa Monica Canyon is extraordinary.  With the finest of resources, the modern 1970 design is placed in the proper environment.  It was on market at $5,975,000 and lasted two weeks before going pending while back-up offers still being accepted.
The kitchen is clean and handsome with the most handy of modern appliances and tasteful touches to preserve the integrity of the design with beautiful natural light pouring into the area. 
The 4,755 square foot two-story modern with Kappe architectural details and efficiency nestles on 9,288 square feet in the Canyon. The dining area is exposed to the canyon through floor to ceiling transom and clerestory windows.  The ceiling creates a tree house feeling, while the lines are clearly influenced by architectural grandpa, Frank Lloyd Wright.  Does anyone get a Fallingwater feeling here?  I do.
The family room provides plenty of room for guests.
The 4 bedroom and 3 bathroom modern home has spacious and light-filled rooms.  

Patios, decks, gardens, spa, koi pond and water-features aplenty, the zen one feels when on the property is pretty spectacular.  The is such a calm with Kappe's work and this is the perfect setting for one of his designs.  The canyon is deserving of such a spectacular piece of architecture that imbibes the Kappe architectural philosophy brilliantly.

Listing and images courtesy MLS and Cory Weiss, PT-BH


  1. Awesome interior design I never seen the design like this ever.

  2. Its really one of the awesome interior design. I love the architectural elements throughout the house.


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