The Benson House, 1981 :: Frank Gehry, Architect
OPEN 10/23, 11-1pm and 10/28, 2-5pm.
Deasy Penner & Partners :: Craig Terrien & Margot Tempereau
Agent Comments ::
Applying his deconstructivist “village” concept to a sloped view site in Calabasas, Gehry expresses the family home as a discrete collection of volumes, one containing the living quarters, another the sleeping quarters, and an unbuilt carport. A palette of materials such as asphalt roofing used for exterior sheathing, plywood both painted and unfinished, concrete floors, and unfinished exposed rafters provide striking contrasts and the suggestion of a house as yet unfinished. Two bedrooms, a loft work space, and two bathrooms are separated from the open, voluminous living space with a third bathroom and laundry by exterior corridors and connected by wood bridges. Large windows capture stunning views of the Valley below. This landmarked home is being offered for the first time by the Benson Family. Calabasas Historical Landmark, No. 2.