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Ray Kappe LivingHome 1

Ray Kappe
LivingHome 1


5 Bed | 3.5 Bath


3100 sq. ft.

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Ray Kappe

This is the design that started it all. The Ray Kappe LivingHome 1 is based on our very first model home—the first home in the world to achieve LEED Platinum certification—setting a gold standard for all future LivingHomes.

Steel framing and minimalist facades on all elevations of the Ray Kappe LivingHome 1 lend an unmistakably mid-century aesthetic, while floor-to-ceiling glass infuses the home with warmth and light. The first floor’s central living area features a peaceful interior garden set amidst an open, easy layout, offering organic air purification and characteristic modernist style.

High clerestory windows along the side walls provide natural daylight while preserving privacy, while the upper floors offer full-height glass to make the most of sunlight and scenery. Three private second-floor decks provide outdoor access above, as well as shade for the first-floor areas below. Where zoning allows, an optional stair tower leads to a rooftop deck for unobstructed, 360-degree views.

The Ray Kappe LivingHome 1 also incorporates a first-floor guest suite with its own full bath, ideal for a parent, in-law, caretaker, or even—depending on zoning—a rental unit. Like every LivingHome, the Ray Kappe LivingHome 1 is designed to meet net-zero standards and ships complete with best-in-class smart home technology and energy monitoring.





Floor Area

3100 sq. ft.



Ray Kappe

The late Ray Kappe, FAIA, was Plant Prefab's first design partner, responsible for the company’s famous Santa Monica home (the first home in the world to achieve LEED Platinum certification), a number of remarkable custom projects, and several LivingHomes. His residential architecture is world-renown, characterized as 'the apotheosis of the California House.' Kappe’s designs evince a mastery of warm, modern spaces, clearly expressed construction systems, and environmental sensitivity.

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