Frank Gehry's beautiful architecture - Schnabel House, Brentwood, Los Angeles, California

Project: Schnabel House
Architecture: Frank Gehry
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5
Area: 5700 sq ft
Year: 1989
Location: Brentwood, Los Angeles, California
Photography: Nick Springett, LATimes

Built in 1989, Frank Gehry's Schnabel House in Brentwood (Los Angeles) has been called many things: free-form architecture, career watershed, family home, status symbol, sculpture. The house has five bedrooms and five bathrooms and has been described as "a village that looks inward". The half-acre of grounds include a swimming pool, a reflecting pond and an olive orchard. There is a main house, a guesthouse, an office and a garage-and-gym building with a breezeway.

Description from Architectural Digest, 2014

Schnabel House, one of the last single-family dwellings designed by Frank Gehry, is on the market, and it just got yet another price reduction. Called one of the greatest houses of the 20th century, the 5,700-square-foot home in L.A.’s Brentwood neighborhood was built in 1989 for Rockwell Schnabel, a former ambassador to Finland, and his wife, Marna, an architect.

The six-bedroom, five-bathroom residence was last sold by Broadway producer Jon B. Platt in January 2013, after he spent years restoring the home under Gehry’s guidance. Producer Michael LaFetra purchased the house from Platt, and since then it has been on and off the market with a series of price changes. LaFetra first listed the house in June 2014 for $14.995 million, then took it off the market a few weeks later. He relisted the property for $12.995 million last September and has reduced it three more times before arriving at the current $10.495 million asking price.

The property includes a main house, a guesthouse, a sauna, a garage and gym building, and an office with a dome inspired by the Griffith Observatory. The grounds feature a reflecting pond, a swimming pool, and an olive orchard.

“This is the design I had fantasized about for my own house,” Gehry has said of Schnabel House.

Frank Gehry's beautiful architecture - Schnabel House, Brentwood, Los Angeles, California