The Gehry Residence in Santa Monica is home to deconstructivist starchitect Frank Gehry and was one of his first finished projects when he completed it in 1978.
In 1977, Frank and Berta Gehry purchased a 1920s bungalow for themselves. Over the course of the following year, Gehry wrapped and extended the façade with disjointed chainlink fences, raw plywood, corrugated metal, and reinforced glass.
The home is a testament to Frank Gehry’s former “bad boy” style, and his rebellious play with the materials of commercial and industrial construction still stands out in this charming neighborhood of colonial, craftsman, and Spanish revival homes.
A far cry from Gehry’s fluid, silver-plated “BLOB” buildings, the Gehry Residence is a testament to the depth of the architect’s long career.
1002 22nd Street
Santa Monica, California