Frank Gehry's Schnabel House, Architectural Tour de Force in Brentwood, California
ÃÂ Brentwood, CaliforniaÃ¢ÂÂFrank GehryÃ¢ÂÂsÃÂ Schnabel HouseÃÂ has been meticulously restored and renovated with the master architectÃ¢ÂÂs guidance and with the highest degree of craftsmanship and purpose.
Melding modern and luxurious technological amenities with the celebrated architectÃ¢ÂÂs profound artistic vision, results in a masterpiece rarely matched in a residential property. This exceptional example of architecture as art is being offered at US$13 million by Aaron Kirman and Jeffrey Hyland ofÃÂ Hilton & Hyland Real Estate, the exclusive Affiliate of ChristieÃ¢ÂÂs International Real Estate.
This iconic architectural home is a Ã¢ÂÂvillageÃ¢ÂÂ of sculptural forms encompassing spaces that are multi-dimensional and complex. Schnabel House presents a synthesis of craft, material, textures and ideas in an extraordinary home where light and form are in constant flux as the day and seasons change.
The private and gated grounds have been designed by the award-winning Nancy Goslee Power & Associates and include an olive orchard, mature trees, a 3,000-square-foot reflecting pond off the master bedroom, an Olympic-length lap pool, dining terraces, and striking views of the play of sun and starlight on the J. Paul Getty Museum. Ã¢ÂÂThe design is one I had fantasized about for my own house,Ã¢ÂÂ Gehry has said.
Neil Palmer, CEO of ChristieÃ¢ÂÂs International Real Estate, says, Ã¢ÂÂAs marketing experts of internationally remarkable properties worldwide we are delighted to be associated with Frank GehryÃ¢ÂÂs iconic Schnabel House. This propertyÃ¢ÂÂa true architectural work of artÃ¢ÂÂfully embodies our core brand standards of prestige and quality.Ã¢ÂÂ
Four-time Tony AwardÃ¢ÂÂwinning producer Jon B. Platt, purchased Schnabel House and as he says, spent five years Ã¢ÂÂinvisibly shepherding this house into the 21st Century.Ã¢ÂÂ The meticulous renovation introduced technological innovations and environmentally friendly innovations, while preserving the integrity of GehryÃ¢ÂÂs original design. Most notable is that the propertyÃ¢ÂÂs lighting, climate controls, security cameras, and audiovisual equipment are streamlined into a single system, which is as easy to use as an iPad. In fact, the property is appointed with eight linked iPads, allowing it to be remotely managed anywhere in the world.
Platt currently has three productions on BroadwayÃ¢ÂÂWicked, Driving Miss Daisy, and The Book of Mormon, which opens on Saturday. Ã¢ÂÂI have had the great privilege to collaborate with the worldÃ¢ÂÂs greatest artists, from Bob Fosse to Pete Townsend,Ã¢ÂÂ says Platt. Ã¢ÂÂWith Schnabel House, I had the opportunity to shift creative gears and collaborate with one of the worldÃ¢ÂÂs greatest architects. I have always maintained that one isnÃ¢ÂÂt so much the owner of a Gehry house as its steward. I believe it was my responsibility to maintain the Gehry vision and then do my best to pass it on. Now that the restoration is complete, the time has come for me to find the homeÃ¢ÂÂs next patron.Ã¢ÂÂ
Frank Gehry is a Pritzker Prize winner based in Los Angeles, California and declared Ã¢ÂÂthe most important architect of our ageÃ¢ÂÂ by Vanity Fair magazine in 2010. Gehry first gained international acclaim with the design of his private residence in Santa Monica, California, and has since revolutionized the architectural world with his innovative use of everyday materials in design. A pioneer in deconstructionist architecture, GehryÃ¢ÂÂs works are often cited as pieces of functional sculpture rather than buildings. His best-known works include the titanium-covered Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.
Platt says that a comment from UCLA professor Sylvia Lavin resonated with him. In the introduction to the 2009 book, Ã¢ÂÂFrank Gehry: The Houses,Ã¢ÂÂ Lavin wrote: Ã¢ÂÂEvery inhabitant of a house by Gehry becomes an artist, as they are called on, not merely to use its spaces, but to preserve its architectures.Ã¢ÂÂ