Gertler House by Ray Kappe in Santa Monica

Gertler House by Ray Kappe in Santa Monica

Gertler House by Ray Kappe - 14623 Hilltree Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Gertler House by Ray Kappe – 14623 Hilltree Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402

If you’re like me and were eagerly waiting to see what standout architectural properties would kick off the new year, the answer has arrived in this brand new listing of the Gertler Residence by Ray Kappe in Santa Monica Canyon. Built in 1970, this 4 BR / 3BA Modern house is ingeniously designed for the hilly terrain upon which its built by using eight redwood towers to suspend a structure composed of four redwood boxes with walls of redwood and glass.

 The home’s current owner is Michael La Fetra, who has made quite a name for himself by buying one mid-century gem after another. (He also holds the distinction of building Pierre Koenig’s final design in Malibu last year).

The home’s current owner is Michael La Fetra, who has made quite a name for himself by buying one mid-century gem after another. (He also holds the distinction of building Pierre Koenig’s final design in Malibu last year).

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 The home includes many updates, including the kitchen with modern appliances and custom made cabinetry.

The home includes many updates, including the kitchen with modern appliances and custom made cabinetry.

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 Kappe is known for creating warm, modern spaces with a strong sensitivity to the environment. The Gertler House reflects this ideal with its walls of wood and glass, making the home feel an extension of the tree-covered hills that envelop the proper

Kappe is known for creating warm, modern spaces with a strong sensitivity to the environment. The Gertler House reflects this ideal with its walls of wood and glass, making the home feel an extension of the tree-covered hills that envelop the property.

 The dense tree growth covering the hills surrounding the property provides the home with loads of privacy.

The dense tree growth covering the hills surrounding the property provides the home with loads of privacy.

 The property features many updates including solar panels, built-in storage areas, a koi pond, a new spa and pool, which, according to La Fetra’s website, was built referencing blueprints from the original design by Kappe.

The property features many updates including solar panels, built-in storage areas, a koi pond, a new spa and pool, which, according to La Fetra’s website, was built referencing blueprints from the original design by Kappe.

 The full-floor master bedroom boasts a private rooftop deck with a fire pit and views overlooking the canyon.

The full-floor master bedroom boasts a private rooftop deck with a fire pit and views overlooking the canyon.

 What’s particularly cool about this home is that its design allows it to be enjoyed from within, around and even underneath the various parts of the structure.

What’s particularly cool about this home is that its design allows it to be enjoyed from within, around and even underneath the various parts of the structure.

 The media room was another update by the current owner and features theatre seating and a customized liquor storage room.

The media room was another update by the current owner and features theatre seating and a customized liquor storage room.

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If you would like to see this or any other property, call me to make an appointment. David Kubiczky, PLG Estates – 323.497.7555

14623 Hilltree Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Listing Price: $5,975,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Square Feet: 4,755
Lot Size: 9,288 sf
Price Per SF: $1256.57
Year Built:1970
Pool: Heated, Private
Air: Central
Floor: Carpet, Hardwood, Mixed, Other
Parking: Garage
Views: City Lights
Fireplace: Living Room, Master Bedroom
MLS #: 13-642515

Listing courtesy of Cory Weiss of Partners Trust Beverly Hills.

Note: Information above reflects market status as of the date this post was originally published. Feel free to call for current market status.

620 412 David Kubiczky

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