Checking in with CA Boom! Curbed correspondent (and local architect) Steph-dog went to the house tours on Friday in Santa Monica and files this report on the LivingHomes house designed by Ray Kappe (pictured above): "There was a lot of oohing and ahhing among the crowd around me...Loved the feeling of openness, the walls don’t go up to full height, so you never feel claustrophobic. The outdoor spaces are interlinked and on slightly different levels so wherever you are in the house, you are aware of the exterior space. The rooftop garden is just getting started....Also loved the prefab metal stairs sheathed in perforated metal....and the bathroom and the detail of the tile work."
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