A House with Mid-Century Modern and Italian Influences

The Adelaide House is one of Ray Kappe’s prefab Livinghomes that’s made up of 11 modules installed on a beautiful lot in Santa Monica over the course of just two days. With a focus on indoor/outdoor living, the design is split over multiple levels that help define certain areas while remaining open and light. Complementing the home’s style are the warm, modern interiors that were designed by DKD LTD.


Designed for a young business executive, the residence is furnished with a blend of mid-century modern, Scandinavian, and Italian pieces, along with custom furniture designed by DKD. Each piece was thoughtfully selected and placed to enhance the design of the home, while offering opportunities for the guests to enjoy the framed views.


The kitchen features an Arclinea designed commercial grade chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances.



The floating staircase is open as not to disrupt sight lines through the house. It leads to a master bedroom with views of the ocean, and the impeccable SoCal sunsets.


In the study, there’s a Charlotte Perriand-inspired bookcase.


The master bedroom houses a custom walnut bed designed by DKD.





Photos by Sam Frost.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.