Open House Obsession: 1969 Post+Beam By Surf Legend Matt Kivlin, $3.5M

By Philip Ferrato

Where: 2000 Westridge Road, Brentwood
When: Sunday, June 19 from 2:00pm–5:00
Asking: $3,495,000
What: A 4-bed, 4-bath Post+Beam designed by architect/developer Matt Kivlin, cantilevered over a canyon with views over Brentwood to Downtown.

After experiencing the joys of surfing on a visit to Hawaii in 1940, Kivlin (1929-2014) would become renowned for engineering and developing the lightweight balsa surfboard (what would become known as the “Malibu Board”) before going on to become an architect, designing and building over 200 homes in Malibu, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica. By then he was a surfing legend, renowned for his board-building innovations and surfing style, and this may well have been one of Kivlin’s first projects.

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Sexy midcentury modern by Ray Kappe on the market in Baldwin Hills for $2.2M

By Pauline O’Connor

If you were thinking of making a bid on Naples Island’s Stoner House, tough luck—the waterfront property reworked by the brilliant Ray Kappe in 1955 is now pending sale. But stepping up to fill the Kappe gap is a sharp midcentury modern in Baldwin Hills known as the Waymire House.

One of the SCI-Arc co-founder’s earliest commissions, the three-bedroom, two-bath home was completed in 1958 and features pitched ceilings, clerestory windows, concrete block walls, and vast expanses of glass that provide cinematic views.

The 1,906-square-foot residence occupies a .42-acre lot studded with mature eucalyptus and oak trees. Last sold in 2005 for $1.05 million, it’s now asking $2.2 million.

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The Art & Design of the Pacific Design Center

Standing tall, the imposing triad of structures known as the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood is an oasis of form and function. With a 1.6 million square foot campus and over 100 boutique and international showroom brands, PDC is a haven for designers and artists. Conceived in 1975 by Cesar Pelli of Gruen Associates, the campus emerged with the ever recognizable Blue Whale building. Since then, Pelli’s vision has been completed with the add on of Green Center in 1988 and Red Center in 2012. The glass skin design and exaggerated planes of the trio are exemplary of Pelli’s Late Modern aesthetic and bring to life his idea of fallen fragments. In addition to gorgeous landscaping, the center is home to a variety of ammenities such as a branch of MOCA, a theater, conference spaces, and 2 restaurants by Wolfgang Puck. If this campus isn’t enticing enough, the Red Center of PDC is now home to deasy/penner’s newest branch! The WeWork space offers a dynamic and pulsing work environment within the premiere design center, perfect for the deasy/penner family and our design focused ethos.

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A 1958 Midcentury With Stunning L.A. Views Lists For $2.2M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo

On the market for the first time in 10 years, this classic midcentury home was architect Ray Kappe’s first commission.

Designed in 1958 by Los Angeles architect and SCI-Arc founder Ray Kappe, the Waymire Residence is a stunning example of classic midcentury style. With sweeping city views and much of its original character still intact, the 1,906-square-foot home can easily serve as a blank canvas for period-appropriate updates.

Now, for the first time in the last decade, the three-bedroom, two-bath property is being listed for $2,200,000. Scroll ahead for a glimpse inside, as well as a look at a few vintage photos of the house when it was built.

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Stunning, Early Ray Kappe With Incredible Views, $2.2M

By Philip Ferrato

Where: 4245 Don Alanis Place, Los Angeles
Asking: $2,200,000
What: The Waymire Residence, Ray Kappe’s first commission, built in 1958.

It’s hard to underestimate Ray Kappe’s influence on modern residential design in Southern California. He’s produced over a hundred homes, and his own, built in 1968, has become an object of worship among architecture students. He’s also a founder of SCI-ARC, one of this country’s great independent architecture (undergraduate and graduate) schools.

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