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Gehry House

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Address: 1002 22nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403-4518

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Gehry House

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... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2016
Judy A
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Reviewed 6 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 these years. He must be happy with it because he's lived here for many years.... More 

Thank Judy A
Sydney, Australia
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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 23 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.

1 Thank pandpCalifornia
Boston, Massachusetts
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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 you can see angles, sun roofs and places where he has changed the space but... More 

Thank Caroltod
Saint Louis, Missouri
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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 a look.

Thank rduinc
Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

Ugly, arrogant, I honestly don't know what kind of statement Frank Gehry was trying to make when he designed this structure. I am sure glad I do not live in this neighborhood and have to see this thing on a regular basis. Your time can be better spent elsewhere in my opinion.

1 Thank Bob P
Malibu, California
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

If you love architecture, ya gotta see it Only takes 10-15 minutes and it's way cool. Love the different materials, shapes and textures I’m sure the neighbors are used Gehry fans coming around to view See this house and think of his other work in the area: sm place, disney concert hall, loyola law, artists’ studio, etc. If you’re a... More 

Thank SanMo
Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

When this one went up I was confused about what Frank was doing but is sure has lasted so I guess he knows what he is doing. One thing is for sure he doesn't worry about convention.

Thank Tom R
Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

Just to correct another review, Gehry's former name was not Levine but Goldberg if we are going for accuracy, and he actually did not get his start while living in this house which he bought in 1976 when he was already well established and known among other things for his creative corrugated cardboard furniture and had already done some major... More 

3 Thank Helen A
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 26 September 2015

Fun to take a Drive-by & see where dear young Frank Levine (now it's Gehry) got started in his monumental new age architecture in Santa Monica. Can't tour as its private, but you can look around at the varied materials used. Enjoy ...

1 Thank David B L

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