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Not so different as his more modern works

Although it may have been "out there" when first built and clearly unique for a residential... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RonWamberal
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Sydney, Australia
Early Gehry

A Santa Monica residential neighborhood home is an example of this architect's experimentations in... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
TNAllison
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Chicago, Illinois
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2 weeks ago
“Not so different as his more modern works”
15 May 2017
“Stands out as Wacky Home in Nice Part of Santa Monica”
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1002 22nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403-4518
Santa Monica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it may have been "out there" when first built and clearly unique for a residential neighbourhood house, it is nowhere near as different and diistinctive as his more recent works

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

A Santa Monica residential neighborhood home is an example of this architect's experimentations in his use of conrstruction elements outside the box. The structure does not resemble the others in the area, but that didn't bother me. I saw the current owner arrive carrying groceries...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Unique and unreal and an indication of the architects mastery earl in his careeer. Nice to walk around the block to visualize the context, or lack of context to its environment. Difficulty is imagining what he was thinking. Perhaps showing the use of alternative materials...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you love Gehry, and I mean love Gehry than go to the house, get out of your car and take your photos and leave. It is in a neighborhood and people don't need lines of cars looking at a silly house. It is totally...More

Thank Elizabeth L
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

I walk by this home near my own home in Santa Monica some evenings. The structure looks different with corrugated metal and raw-looking wood elements, but it really looks like a bizarre house within a house. I don't think the space would feel very nice,...More

Thank Melissa D
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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Knowing very little about architecture, this house has always perplexed me. I remember when it was built, wondering what he did & why he did it. People from all over the world can be see observing it. I still find it very interesting after all...More

Thank Judy A
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

The Gehry House is an interesting visit, especially after seeing the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA, the Spruce St building in New York City; however, not a fan of the additions he made to the house.

Thank Ben C
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

while its in a nice residential area, and the house is mildly interesting, had it not been a "gehry" house, you'd simply drive by and say isn't that kind of weird. not special nothing spectacular.

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

If you are interested in the architecture of Frank Gehry, a trip to the house is definitely worth it. Of course you can only see the exterior of the house, but that is quite interesting. Walk around the corners and stand across the street and...More

Thank Caroltod
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Reviewed 12 March 2016

Looking at this house by itself, it's an interesting piece of architecture. Interesting angles and features, giant cactus, see thru panels, etc. not what you see elsewhere in this neighborhood as the house definitely does not fit in. But definitely worth a stop to take...More

Thank rduinc
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