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

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The glass, steel, and concrete home has views for days

Photos by Emily C. Rochon unless otherwise specified, courtesy of Wayne Wilbur and Steve Portigiani

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.

An early view of the Waymire Residence by Julius Shulman
Photo supplied by © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10). This is a vintage photo and may not represent the current condition or decor of the house.
Vintage view of the Waymire Residence by Julius Shulman
Photo supplied by © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10). This is a vintage photo and may not represent the current condition or decor of the house.
Vintage view of the Waymire Residence by Julius Shulman
Photo supplied by © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10). This is a vintage photo and may not represent the current condition or decor of the house.