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Fredonia Apartment #9 by Ray Kappe in Studio City Sells

3625 Fredonia Drive #9
2 Beds/2 Baths on 1,347 sqft built in 1963 by renowned architect Ray Kappe in Studio City. This condo was listed on January 10, 2013 for $449,000 and later sold on March 4, 2013 for either $449,000 (MLS) or $453,000 (public records). 

Ray Kappe was born in 1927 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He 1972, he left the Department of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona to start the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) with a group of faculty and students. He has designed many mid-century modern homes in the Southern California with a good number in the SFV area. You can view his complete list of accomplishments at favorite architecture site Triangle Modernist Houses and LA Curbed.

The listing description states:
Presenting an architectural treasure. This 1347 square foot mid-century modern was designed by world-renowned architect Ray Kappe in 1963. Flooded by natural light, the high glass front wall provides a breathtaking view of the Valley lights at night. A spacious living room, wet bar and remodeled bath occupy the main floor. Three steps up is a dining area that seats six and an oversized, recently remodeled galley kitchen. On the top level are a loft/bedroom, master bedroom, and remodeled bathroom. In addition to the very comfortable indoor living space, the unit offers two, inviting patios that feel as if they are nestled in a forest. All remodels feature top-of-the line appliances, fixtures, and materials, including copper re-piping throughout unit. Must see. Attractively priced at $449,000.
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