Photos: Frank Gehry-Designed Brentwood Fortress Is On The Market
The fortress-like Brentwood home designed by Walt Disney Concert Hall architect Frank Gehry is on the market again.
This stunning home, known as the Schnabel House, was designed by Gehry for Rockwell Schnabel, an ambassador to Finland, and his wife, architect Marna Schnabel, according to Architecture Magazine. Completed in 1989, it was later bought by Broadway producer Jon Platt, who renovated the home with input from Gehry, then by movie producer and chronic house flipper Michael LeFetra in 2013. It has gone on and off the market for a variety of prices, but is currently going for $9,750,000.
According to the listing, the Schnabel House sits on a half-acre lot at 526 North Carmelina Ave. in Brentwood. The house actually consists of multiple structures that contain a six bedrooms, five bathrooms, a guest house, a gym, and a Griffith Observatory-inspired office. The property also has a pool, spa and an olive orchard.
The listing also notes that Gehry once said of the home, "This is the design I had fantasized about for my own house."