Building Frank Gehry's New House

Architect Frank Gehry is finishing plans for a new home in Venice, California, and 'quietly wooing the neighbors.'
October 29, 2004, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"History tells us that Gehry was still a relatively obscure name the last time he moved. That was in 1978, when he bought himself a pink bungalow in his previous neighborhood, at the corner of 22nd Street and Washington Avenue in Santa Monica, and set about a then-shocking redesign that seemed to inflate the original house, with glass skylights framed in slats of wood, a corrugated steel frame and, on the second story, intended to contain his 2-year-old son Alejandro...

This time Gehry is tiptoeing into town. He accepted an invitation from Sister Ada Geraghty, director of the Women in Recovery center for St. Mark Church, whose newest building overlooks Gehry's property, to speak with some immediate neighbors and show a model of his plan."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Thursday, October 28, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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