DPP Bids Farewell to Modernist Architect, Ray Kappe, 92

Although he supposedly disliked being called a “Modernist” architect, Ray Kappe has been undoubtedly modern and current throughout his entire career. And as of Thursday, November 21st at the age of 92, Ray Kappe will add “Timeless” to his legacy. As one of the pioneering forces of indoor/outdoor living that has come to define the… Keep reading

Devo’s Gerald Casale parts ways with superb modernist home in Palm Desert

By Neal J. Leitereg Gerald Casale, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who founded the new wave band Devo, has sold his place in Palm Desert for $950,000. Designed and built by architect-developer duo Ross Patton and Albert Wild, the Midcentury Modern-style home originally hit the market last year at just under $1.5 million. More recently, it… Keep reading

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… Keep reading

What Is Mid-Century Modern, Anyway?

By Lydia Geisel It’s an undeniable fact that “mid-century modern” has become an essential part of our everyday design vocabulary. But what would you do if an acquaintance at a cocktail party asked you for a minute-something description of the style? Could you do it? Despite our obvious and enduring obsession, the term “mid-century modern” (first… Keep reading

This A. Quincy Jones–Designed Midcentury Lists For $2.77M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo Featuring sweeping ocean and city views—and a cool midcentury sense of style—this historic home is now on the market. Located in the Santa Monica Mountains near Los Angeles, this historic property was originally designed in 1950 by A. Quincy Jones FAIA, and is one of the best surviving examples of the… Keep reading

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