Raymond Kappe

Desert Modernism: Two Perspectives – Raymond Kappe and Sean Lockyer. Two Homes Tours – One Event.

Presented by Modern Hacienda

Palm Springs Life has partnered with the Kappe family, Sean Lockyer and the developer of the Desert Palisades neighborhood to bring these homes to the public eye with exclusive tours during Modernism Week, April 8-18, 2021. The completion of the Kappe Palm Springs house in 2021 will undoubtedly realize one of the most significant architectural events to happen in Palm Springs in several decades, while the Lockyer home provides an opportunity to see an outstanding example of new Desert Modern Design.

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Raymond Kappe

Ray Kappe, FAIA, was an internationally recognized architect, urban planner and educator. His body of work spanning from 1953 to present is considered to be an extension of the early Southern California master architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Rudolph Schindler, and Richard Neutra. Kappe’s residential architecture has been characterized as ‘the apotheosis of the California House.’

Sean Lockyer, AIA, AIBC is the founding principal and lead architect for studio AR&D architects. Sean’s choice for the direction of the firm has always been one that speaks to the craft and alliance between both architecture and the landscape.

Raymond Kappe

About the Kappe House: Sited in Desert Palisades on the stunning Chino Canyon alluvial fan, this boulder-strewn desert landscape is a perfect framework for desert architecture. The home site commands incredible views of the steep and jagged escarpment of Chino Canyon, with long vistas of the desert floor cased by the San Jacinto, Santa Rosa and Chocolate mountains in three alternating directions. The natural setting provides an optimal environment for Kappe’s site specific desert modern design.

Desert Palisades Lot 50 designed by Sean Lockyer brings to life the simple beauty of the desert while taking advantage of the vista. At once it is an elegant retreat and a nod to the modernist masters.

Our home tours will follow CDC guidelines for masking, cleaning, maintaining safe distances and will be equipped with a State-Of-The-Art air purification systems eliminating 99.9% of  airborne and surface bacteria and virus (IndoorAirPerfection.com).

Sponsored by:

Modern Hacienda
Desert Palisades
Carl Hansen & Son
Herman Miller
Bentley Rancho Mirage
Rolls-Royce Rancho Mirage
Shiraz Rug Gallery
J. Willott Gallery
Blair Heating & Air

Leon’s Landscaping
Architectural Glazing
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