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Photos: This Cool Harry Gesner 'Boathouse' In The Hills Is Up For Sale
A boathouse nestled in the Hollywood Hills and designed by architect Harry Gesner is up for sale.
This charming boathouse is located at 7147 Woodrow Wilson Drive in the Hollywood Hills. It's not particularly large at 1,136 square feet, and contains two bedrooms and one bathroom. It was constructed in 1959 by Norwegian shipbuilders, and designed by renowned architect Harry Gesner.
According to the listing, it's got an open floor plan, plenty of natural light, beamed ceilings and great views. There are also two fireplaces, with make the already cozy space that much more so.
Harry Gesner is originally from Southern California and studied architecture at Yale after serving in WWII. He designed the notable Wave House in Malibu.
If this boathouse seems familiar to you, it may be because it is actually one of several designed by Gesner. According to Curbed, Gesner was inspired to build the boathouses after a man named Ronald Buck asked him what could be done with a series of narrow, 25-foot wide lots in the Cahuenga Pass. Gesner hired the Norwegian shipbuilders to bring his designs to life, who used handaxes instead of saws.