The Strimling Residence :: Ray Kappe, FAIA
margot tempereau :: deasy/penner&partners
A crowd favorite on the Dwell on Design Home Tour, 2013, this meticulously restored mid-century modern post and beam residence is a testament to the creative genius of Ray Kappe, FAIA, founder of SCI-Arc. Obscured from the street, a long, gated drive leads to a shady glade of trees surrounding a large, private motor court. Inside, dramatic cantilevered rooms, floor to ceiling windows and doors, and an atrium built around a mature tree create a sense of living in an exquisite and expansive tree house. Thoughtful renovations remain true to the original design and architecture, creating a timeless homage to one of the most celebrated architects of our time. Completed in 1964, characteristics of this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home influenced the design of Kappe’s own extraordinary home. The main level includes a step-down living room with fireplace, dining, kitchen, spacious office, master suite and two additional bedrooms and baths. Downstairs an additional entertaining area with fireplace, bedroom and bath open to decks, patio, pool and lush grounds. In this exceptional offering, art and architecture, nature and village all intersect masterfully.